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- Subject: Re: Garbage collection
- From: "Thatcher Ulrich" <tu@...>
- Date: Sun, 3 Nov 2002 10:55:22 -0500
On Nov 02, 2002 at 03:59 -0800, James McCartney wrote:
> On Saturday, November 2, 2002, at 01:39 PM, Thatcher Ulrich wrote:
> >This is cool, but one problem I have with this is that unless you
> >sweep, the "free" objects don't get returned to the C allocator (you
> >don't call C's free() on them). Then, when you go to allocate new
> >objects, the "free list" is essentially an unsorted bag of
> >different-sized chunks.
> It is not "an unsorted bag of different-sized chunks."
> The treadmills are segregated into size classes.
Sorry, my mistake. I suppose you can always keep a count of free
chunks and sweep if it grows too big, to avoid consuming too much of
the C heap.