Linux and GC

Alaric B. Williams
Tue, 28 Apr 1998 23:41:53 +0100

Kragen wrote:

> This is a way of doing incremental GC that seems to avoid most of the
> hairy problems incremental GC usually has.  The parent and child need
> only share some small communication window though which they can talk
> about garbage; when the child finishes, it can exit.
> What are some disadvantages of this method?

It's known in the literature as using a "write barrier", IIRC... it's
been studied already with some success, I think.
> Kragen


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