[gclist] Re: PPC & GC, or GC and threads

John R Levine johnl@iecc.com
Thu, 22 Jan 1998 15:59:00 -0500 (EST)

Correct me if I'm missing something, but it's my impression that you're in
trouble on any architecture if you combine GC and preempted threads.  It's
not just a problem on PPC and other chips without direct addressing.  

Even on something like a Vax, where everything's directly accessible, you can
still have intermediate results in registers that would mislead a GC. 

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