[Mono-dev] Sgen GC for Mac

Rodrigo Kumpera kumpera at gmail.com
Tue Nov 17 20:25:23 EST 2009

Yes, sgen is planned to work on mac, but it hasn't been ported yet.

On Tue, Nov 17, 2009 at 11:11 PM, Tom Philpot <tom.philpot at logos.com> wrote:

> Apparently Mono's new garbage collector requires __thread (pthread
> thread local storage) which is not supported by Mac OS X.
> configure: error: The SGEN garbage collector depends on a working
> __thread implementation, and either --with-thread=pthread was passed
> to configure, or the configure test for __thread failed.
> Since Mac doesn't support thread local storage (TLS) via __thread, are
> there
> ever plans to implement Sgen GC on Mac?
> For those interested, here's some historical reading on this for those
> interested:
> http://lists.apple.com/archives/Darwin-dev/2008/Jul/msg00001.html
> http://lists.apple.com/archives/darwin-dev/2005/Sep/threads.html#00005
> Particularly interesting is Paolo Molaro in here:
> http://lists.apple.com/archives/darwin-dev/2005/Sep/msg00011.html
> Tom
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