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Re: GC thread performance

From: Hans Åberg
Subject: Re: GC thread performance
Date: Tue, 28 Nov 2017 00:44:08 +0100

> On 28 Nov 2017, at 00:23, Marko Rauhamaa <address@hidden> wrote:
> Hans Åberg <address@hidden>:
>> I saw overhead also for the small allocations, 20-30% maybe. This is
>> in a program that makes a lot of allocations relative other
>> computations. So that made me wonder about Guile.
> I don't have an answer to your question although I would imagine GC
> cannot be effectively scaled across multiple threads.

Or perhaps special implementation methods are required.

> I generally steer clear of threads and stick to multiple processes where
> parallelism is needed.

Indeed, that was I did: just one crucial point.

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