Re [gclist] Boehm GC & threads on Linux

Michael Spertus
Sun, 20 Feb 2000 09:16:18 -0600

At 06:05 AM 2/20/00 -0500, you wrote:

>gclist-digest        Sunday, February 20 2000        Volume 03 : Number 069
>Date: Sat, 19 Feb 2000 15:07:25 -0800
>From: "Boehm, Hans" <>
>Subject: RE: [gclist] Boehm GC & threads on Linux
>Linuxthreads in fact uses a two level tree data structure to store
>thread specific data.  I think I scan the first, but the second is currently
>(where current is defined to be the snapshot in my workarea) allocated
>with calloc, and thus not scanned.  This may have changed fairly recently,
>I haven't checked.

Great Circle may be a good alternative here. We manage memory allocated 
with calloc, malloc, etc. This ensures we get thread local storage. As a 
nice side effect, it also allows you (at your choice) to GC all memory and 
not explicitly call GC_Malloc anywhere.