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From: francois bereux <francois.bereux@f...>
Subject: [Caml-list] Garbage collector and memory fragmentation
<This question is not specific to OCaml, but rather to garbage
collection.>

I have a program (in Fortran90) that uses many (> 100.000) small lists
of integers ( about 100 elements per list ). Each list is built
incrementally => I allocate many small blocks. It appears that this
leads to memory fragmentation. For instance, even though I deallocate
all the lists, the memory used by the program does not seem to really
decrease.
My question is : does a garbage collector (for instance the one in
OCaml) deal with this kind of issues ( defragmentation of the memory )
in a situation similar to mine : many small lists of elements ?

I apologize if this question is too much off-topic from the list.

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