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Re: GC special object sizes

Steven Bosscher <> writes:

> If there was an elegant check to see if an extra_order_size was a power
> of two, I would implement it so that we'd ignore extra page orders for
> such sizes in init_ggc in ggc-page.  (This would also allow us to have
> fire-and-forget page orders for things like identifier nodes which have
> different sizes for each language.) 
> But so far I couldn't come up with something (haven't tried anything)...

init_ggc has to merge the table of extra order sizes into the
size_lookup array anyway -- it can do a probe for a collision at that
point.  You care about collisions within the extra_order_size_table as
well as with the power-of-two buckets.

As long as you're hacking the GC, you could implement something I've
been meaning to do for at least two years, which is allocate
everything bigger than half a page on a special "large object" chain
so that we do not waste ridiculous amounts of memory on them.  We very
rarely need such objects, so they can go through a slow path.


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