[Gc] Re: boehm-gc merge for GCC

Andrew Haley aph at redhat.com
Tue Nov 20 08:20:48 PST 2012


On 11/17/2012 01:53 AM, Matthias Klose wrote:
> [CCing java-patches and Andrew too]
> 
> I'm currently striving for something for the 4.8 release. Not sure if relying on
> an external library is the right thing to do for the 4.8 release.

Probably not.

> Currently boehm-gc is linked to libgcj as a convenience library. I remember that
> trying to link boehm-gc as a shared library did cause some performance
> regressions (although I think I did only check this in the early 4.x times).
> 
> Please could you elaborate on the API changes in gcj?
> 
> There is also a second user of boehm-gc in GCC, when you configure with
> --enable-objc-gc. I didn't check yet which changes are needed for that.
> 
> Would it be possible to create a branch in the GCC svn, and then prepare the
> merge, and libjava and libobjc changes there?

Certainly.

Andrew.




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