[Gc] gc6.3alpha3

Andrew Begel abegel at eecs.berkeley.edu
Sat Dec 20 00:57:09 PST 2003

Actually, i fixed my patch (and a bit of a logic bug in one of the  
functions) according to Fergus' suggestions. I'll diff against  
gc6.3alpha3 and repost it.


On Dec 19, 2003, at 10:05 PM, Hans Boehm wrote:

> I made gc6.3alpha3 available in the usual place:
> https://www.hpl.hp.com/personal/Hans_Boehm/gc/gc_source/ 
> gc6.3alpha3.tar.gz
> I decided to make this available now, since a reasonable number of  
> patches
> have accumulated.  I'm also concerned that due to some email problems
> in October I may have missed patches that should have been  
> incorporated.
> It includes an approximation to Andrew Begel's most recent Darwin  
> patch.
> (I tried to use Fergus' suggestions, and I had some problems applying
> the patch mechanically.  My patch didn't like his diff or mailer. I
> didn't track it down in detail.)  Precisely this version has not been
> tested on Darwin.
> There is still not a good solution to the win32 frame buffer issue.   
> (For
> some graphics apps, the collector ends up scanning the frame buffer
> as part of the root set.  The trick is to identifier the frame buffer
> mapping.  As it stands there can be a significant performance problem.)
> This has been tested on a few platforms, but probably not with
> sufficiently many different build options.
> Hans
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