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> 3. We use generational mode at start, run some minor/young cycles, and
> when the total memory increased to a threshold value, we switch it to
> incremental  mode, and switch back after a full cycle (It goes through
> a number of steps).
> They works fine except enterinc(). When switching from generational to
> incremental , it stop-the-world about 100ms~400ms / 1GB memory.
> I guess the reason is `whitelist(g, g->allgc)`. It traverses all the
> object. Is it possible to improved this in future ? I think it's not
> very diffcult, we can add a stage something like GCSenterinc before
> GCSpause.

This seems doable; Lua could white this list incrementally, too.
Certainly these transitions between modes could be improved.

> Another issue is about the memory layout of TString.
> I think using a pointer to hold the string data would be better the
> putting the data into a continuous TString structure.
> Although an additonal pointer would waste 4/8 bytes memory, but
> TString object can be a small fixed size object. It's more
> cache-friendly to GC , and many general purpose allocator could manage
> small objects more efficiently.

Besides this fixed-size headers, the allocator still would have
to deal with the variable-size contents. And the waste would
probably be larger than 4/8 bytes, because each extra memory block
aslo wastes some bytes in its header. Or not?

-- Roberto