[gclist] Root identity algorithms

Fergus Henderson fjh@cs.mu.oz.au
Tue, 17 Apr 2001 14:45:12 +1000

On 16-Apr-2001, Charles Fiterman <cef@geodesic.com> wrote:
> Instead of keeping a mark bit you keep a pointer to what you marked from.
> At the end you traverse the objects sort and report.

Yes, recent versions of the Boehm (et al) collector have some support for this;
it's enabled by -DKEEP_BACK_PTRS.  See the documentation in Makefile and

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