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Re: Faster compilation speed [zone allocation]


matz@suse.de (Michael Matz)  wrote on 15.08.02 in <Pine.LNX.4.33.0208152037200.13269-100000@wotan.suse.de>:

> On 15 Aug 2002, Aldy Hernandez wrote:
>
> > This is just an idea, why doesn't someone hack the GC to never
> > collect, and then we can really find out how much is to be gained by a
> > refcounter, or no GC at all, etc.
>
> To switch off GC doesn't necessarily bring anything, except that GC isn't
> done.  But the allocated memory still has the same locality as before
> (i.e. if it's the reason for bad performance now, that will still be the
> case if we switch off GC).  I.e. it wouldn't proove anything.

Well, it might prove that the bad locality isn't *caused* by running the  
collector. (Or that it is, of course.)

MfG Kai


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