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Date: 2010-11-25 (13:36)
From: Goswin von Brederlow <goswin-v-b@w...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] OCaml memory leak issue
DS <> writes:

> On 24 Nov 2010, at 23:40, Goswin von Brederlow wrote:
>> In case of custom blocks and finalize function I believe this to be an
>> error. Managing resources that the OS does not free (IPC tokens,
>> tempfiles, ...) is made much harder due to this.
> But you can force a final GC run with Pervasives.at_exit Gc.full_major.
> Regards.
> -DS

But you can't force global variables to be freeed. Imho it would be nice
to have a GC setting where one could tell the runtime to free
everything, including global variables, before it exits.