[Mono-dev] Stop Garbage Collection for a Codeblock

Paolo Molaro lupus at ximian.com
Thu Mar 8 10:16:32 EST 2007

On 03/08/07 Back, Michael (ext) wrote:
> Is it possible to stop the GC for garbage collecting for a code block?
> This would be helpful for time critical parts.
> I think about something like gc_barrierer_on and gc_barrierer_off.
> If such possibility doesn't exists, may be it could implemented and
> improve mono :-)

There is no API exposed in corlib that does that, though internally the
Boehm GC can do that: as the mono code is out there you could easily
expose the two needed internal calls. This may mean, though, that you
could get a nice OutOfMemory exception if the heap can't be expanded.
Make also sure you pre-jitted all the code needed.


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