[plt-scheme] DrScheme and memory

From: Hans Oesterholt-Dijkema (hdnews at gawab.com)
Date: Mon Nov 28 10:17:55 EST 2005


can be used. However, maybe it is possible to
let the GC work more frequently. I don't know
if there's an option for that.

Best whishes,


Erich Rast wrote:

> Hi,
> DrScheme on my system sometimes starts to collect garbage for a very 
> long time (> 1 minute). Judging from the way my hard disk starts to 
> shuffle, it seems that this is caused by Virtual Memory. My system is 
> OS X 10.3.9 with 512MB RAM. The only remedy I've found so far is to 
> quit the application and then load and run the source again.
> Is there a way to force more frequent garbage collections and/or limit 
> the total amount of memory DrScheme uses on OS X? It seems to me that 
> my programs don't really use that much memory and should run without 
> using VM if garbage was collected earlier. Or is that rather unlikely?
> Related to this: Is there a distribution of DrScheme with the 
> alternative collector 3m for OS X? I'd like to give it a try but I 
> don't think that I can't build it from source on my own, as I don't 
> even have any recent version of Developer Tools installed.
> Best regards,
> Erich
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