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- Subject: Re: long-term memory behaviour
- From: Stephen Kellett <lua@...>
- Date: Sat, 23 Jun 2007 15:25:03 +0100
thanks for your answer, but my question was concerning a different point:
i would like to know if the garbage collector of Lua is stable in the
sense of memory usage over very long, and highly active, interpreter
run times (i am talking in the magnitude of months) - from experience
i know that many otherwise very mature interpreters suffer in this
Rob Brown has not answered, but I know who/what he was working on before
he left his last job. He was working on Satellite systems with as far as
I know Lua embedded in them. He used our coverage and performance tools
for this task.
I think you'd except execution times for satellites to be measured in
years or decades. That tells me the GC works well so long as you don't
put any C memory leaks or Lua GC leaks in your app.
I'm sure Rob will correct me if his Lua usage was ground based rather
than space intended.
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