[Gc] Newbie: how to deal with a giant linked list?

Jan Wielemaker J.Wielemaker at vu.nl
Sun Dec 18 11:04:51 PST 2011


On 12/18/2011 01:15 PM, Andy Wingo wrote:
> On Sun 18 Dec 2011 12:41, Jan Wielemaker<J.Wielemaker at vu.nl>  writes:
>
>> So	- Why does stuborn not help here?  Note that it does help
>> 	  in places where we have large non-mutable objects.
>
> I think stubborn is deprecated.  From gc/gc.h:
>
>     /* Note that the GC_malloc_stubborn support doesn't really exist        */
>     /* anymore.  MANUAL_VDB provides comparable functionality.              */
>
> Did you look at the MANUAL_VDB stuff in the source?  It might help.  I
> don't know anything about that code though.

Thanks.  I've seen that remark, but I failed to find a more high-level
description on what MANUAL_VDB means.  What did I miss?

	Cheers --- Jan


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