[Gc] Incremental collection/thread local free lists problem

Boehm, Hans hans_boehm@hp.com
Tue, 13 May 2003 15:10:16 -0700

6.2alpha5.tar.gz is now in


along with an updated "recent_changes" text file.

I tested on a number of platforms, but clearly not all.

I may have missed some patches that were sent to me.  If you notice something that I missed, please send me a reminder.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Brian Alliet [mailto:brian@brian-web.com]
> Sent: Tuesday, May 13, 2003 10:21 AM
> To: Stewart Greenhill
> Cc: gc@napali.hpl.hp.com
> Subject: Re: [Gc] Incremental collection/thread local free 
> lists problem
> On Tuesday, May 13, 2003, at 01:51  AM, Stewart Greenhill wrote:
> > I've tried 6.2alpha3-darwin-test2, and that seems to solve 
> some of the 
> > library problems, but it crashes the compiler itself. I get a "type 
> > guard failed" error while compiling itself. I interpret this as 
> > indicating that an object has been corrupted or reclaimed that is 
> > still referenced. If I understand what you're saying, this may be a 
> > symptom of the same problem that you have found.
> Actually that version of my patch (alpha3-darwin-test2) had a 
> few other 
> problems too. Also, there was zero support for incremental collection 
> in that one. Once Hans posts gc6.2alpha5 I'll post an updated patch. 
> You can give that a try.
> -Brian
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