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From: Ohad Rodeh <orodeh@c...>
Subject: Re: Garbage collection qustion


On Wed, 1 Jul 1998, Damien Doligez wrote:

> 
> >From: Ohad Rodeh <orodeh@cs.huji.ac.il>
> 
> >[allocation: minor=0.0M (4% promoted) (direct major=0K)|collections:
> >minor=1, major=0, compact=0|words: 63488 (0% live) (1 chunks)|blocks: 120
> >(99% live) (largest_free=62878)]
> [...]
> >[allocation: minor=2.7M (0% promoted) (direct major=0K)|collections:
> >minor=91, major=21, compact=3|words: 63488 (1% live) (1 chunks)|blocks:
> >255 (99% live) (largest_free=62343)]
> 
> I think you are misinterpreting the numbers.  The relevant variable
> here is heap_words, which doesn't increase at all.
> 
> Does the size of your process (as reported by ps) actually increase ?
> 
> -- Damien
> 
> 
> 
Yes, the heap_words parameter does not increase, niether does (ps) report
an increase in memory use by the processs. However the minor_words and 
major_words parameters increase without bound. This is misleading as these
parameters record the amount of words allocated in the minor and major
heaps respectively. 

	Ohad.