Errors & memory

Archie Cobbs archie at
Thu Sep 24 12:56:38 PDT 1998

Maxim Kizub writes:
> > The comment that JIT requires a lot more memory is accurate :-)
> > Also, if the incremental garbage collector worked, this would
> > help things also.
> You mean more then 4 times - "is accurate" ?!
> What makes so big difference?

I'm not the expert in this area.. maybe Godmar can help here.

> About incremental gc... I call to System.gc() when
> the memory usage is more than a specified limit... But
> (as I see from debug output) it do not release any
> memory :-( 

As far as I know, the gc works...

>            And what should I change in sources to
> get incremental GC?

Fix the bugs and add all the missing write barriers :-)

> PS I had a look at memory managment of kaffe, but the
> scheme is too complex to understand for me :-(
> How is the memory organized?

Godmar can point you at the relevant papers, etc.


Archie Cobbs   *   Whistle Communications, Inc.  *

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