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Date: 2006-08-31 (15:34)
From: Christopher Kauffman <kauffman@c...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Garbage collection and caml_adjust_gc_speed
Christopher Kauffman wrote:
>> What I find surprising is that this simple function would dominate the 
>> run
>> time of your program.  I suspect some problem with gprof. Could you 
>> give us
>> more details about the computations performed by your program?
> I suppose it is possible that creating the 
> aliased
> name could affect the garbage collector (it might look like the 
> allocation of
> another Bigarray so I will experiment with the second style.

I altered some of the code in my program to remove aliases that were created by 
the style mentioned in my previous post. This did not seem to affect the number 
of times caml_adjust_gc_speed was called. I guess my questions will go 
unanswered until I find some time to dig into the inner workings of the garbage 
collector. Let me know if someone sees this in the future and has similar 
problems and/or finds a solution.