Non-freeing GC memory management
Chris Wright via Digitalmars-d
digitalmars-d at puremagic.com
Tue Nov 17 12:29:27 PST 2015
On Tue, 17 Nov 2015 19:32:03 +0000, Adam D. Ruppe wrote:
> On Tuesday, 17 November 2015 at 19:27:15 UTC, tcak wrote:
>> As far as I know, GC has a separate thread that stops all other threads
>> periodically to clear the unused memory fields.
> That is a common misconception...
>> What disadvantages would we have if GC was to be freeing memory only
>> when allocation is requested, and not checking periodically?
> This is what it actually does now.
And, as I understand it, it will only trigger a collection if it doesn't
already have any free memory of the correct size. There might be
something else to ensure the collector doesn't run too often.
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