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Date: -- (:)
From: Philippe Wang <lists@p...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Can GC be BLOCKed?


Dmitry Bely a écrit :

> Sure, I know that. But C thread and OCaml thread can run in parallel.
> Why not to do gc in another thread when you are in C and there is no
> job for OCaml?


Be careful with that...

The global mutex does exist because when the GC occurs, some objects can 
be <<moved>> ! (then their addresses change)
So it's dangerous to compute in parallel...

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  Philippe Wang