[Mono-bugs] [Bug 402443] New: GC does not run

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           Summary: GC does not run
           Product: Mono: Runtime
           Version: 1.9.0
          Platform: PowerPC
        OS/Version: Mac OS X 10.5
            Status: NEW
          Severity: Major
          Priority: P5 - None
         Component: GC
        AssignedTo: lupus at novell.com
        ReportedBy: jesjones at mindspring.com
         QAContact: mono-bugs at lists.ximian.com
          Found By: ---

Created an attachment (id=223529)
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GC requires sleeping

If the main thread does not sleep or block for a long enough period the GC does
not collect anything. I saw this with a GUI app which has a test mode which
simulates a user at the keyboard. When the test runs garbage is not collected,
but it is collected when a real user is at the keyboard.

I've attached a small test case. It simply allocates a bunch of objects in a
tight loop which are only collected if the main thread sleeps for a significant

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