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From: bear <bear@xxxxxxxxx> Subject: Re: Comparing Pika-syle and JNI-style Date: Wed, 14 Jan 2004 15:55:13 -0800 (PST) > I've been bitten by this while using a genetic algorithm. I had > "random-looking" bit patterns (the genomes) filling almost 2Gbytes of > memory space, and the Boehm collector was mistaking almost half of > the words for possible pointers. It eventually reached a tipping > point where the values it couldn't free contained enough > "pseudopointers" to prevent it from freeing anything else, and > crashed. I don't object to the remarks about the drawback of conservative GC; but just curious about your specific experience. Was there a reason that prevented you from using GC_malloc_atomic? (I usually carefully avoid allocating big chunk of non-pointer data via GC_malloc, but if there's a general case that I can't avoid it, I want to know that). --shiro