[racket] racket http server, major GC: -216 bytes collected

From: Noel Welsh (noelwelsh at gmail.com)
Date: Tue Jan 11 05:28:59 EST 2011

On Mon, Jan 10, 2011 at 9:53 PM, Greg Hendershott
<greghendershott at gmail.com> wrote:
> What does it mean for the GC to collect a negative number of bytes?

I'm ducking this one...

> P.S. I thought "Azul's pauseless garbage collector"
> (http://www.artima.com/lejava/articles/azul_pauseless_gc.html, which I
> found via http://lambda-the-ultimate.org/node/4165) sounded
> interesting. What do folks here who know about GC think about it, and
> would this type of approach would be worthwhile for Racket someday?

IIRC Azul's GC relies on either hardware or kernel cooperation. Since
kernel developers are anything but cooperative I doubt Racket will be
able to take advantage of the same technology anytime soon.


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