[xmlp] the recent garbage collector performance improvements

David Nadlinger see at klickverbot.at
Wed Feb 1 15:57:53 PST 2012

On 2/2/12 12:44 AM, H. S. Teoh wrote:
> Out of curiosity, is there a way to optimize for the "many small
> allocations" case? E.g., if a function allocates, as temporary storage,
> a tree with a large number of nodes, which becomes garbage when it
> returns. Perhaps a way to sweep the entire space used by the tree in one
> go?

The easiest way would be to use a specialized allocator for this – I'm 
thinking of David Simcha's proposed RegionAllocator (formerly TempAlloc).


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