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Date: -- (:)
From: Jon Harrop <jon@f...>
Subject: Fork-friendly GC

Whilst reading the ripples that resulted from our recent discussion of 
asynchonous invocation and parallelism in vanilla OCaml, someone mentioned 
the idea of "fork-friendly" garbage collectors.

I believe this refers to the coalescing of GC tags into contiguous memory. If 
so, that means that OCaml's current GC is not fork-friendly because it 
scatters tags everywhere.

Is that correct?

Dr Jon D Harrop, Flying Frog Consultancy Ltd.
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