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From: Stefano Zacchiroli <zack@b...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] OCaml signal handlers (Sys.signal) and C code
On Wed, Apr 16, 2003 at 09:16:07PM +0200, Xavier Leroy wrote:
> honored immediately.  However, the C code executed inside the blocking
> section *must not* heap-allocate nor access the Caml heap in any way.
> In practice, this means that all conversions between Caml and C data
> structures must be done outside the blocking section:

Your "in any way" include also read only access (e.g. "Field" invocation
on a caml value allocated outside the blocking section), right?

If this is the case I'm a bit concerned about performances. I have a
piece of C code, invoked by OCaml, that access caml values inside a
loop. To convert this code so that it can be interrupted by ocaml
callbacks I have to enter blocking before each access and exit
afterwards. Is this entering/existing time consuming?

Thanks,
Cheers.

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Stefano Zacchiroli  --  Master in Computer Science @ Uni. Bologna, Italy
zack@{cs.unibo.it,debian.org,bononia.it}  -  http://www.bononia.it/zack/
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sure you realize that what you heard is not what I meant!  " -- G.Romney

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