[Mono-dev] Non Aligned Nurseries

Mark Probst mark.probst at gmail.com
Fri Mar 19 09:14:07 EDT 2010

On Fri, Mar 19, 2010 at 1:07 PM, Sanjoy Das
<sanjoy at playingwithpointers.com> wrote:
> I initially intended to use some real software like Tomboy to test the
> runtime but decided against it because of all the dependencies. To test
> the above code, I wrote a toy program which allocates random amounts of
> memory. I've attached the source.

A good test for checking if SGen is in reasonable working order is the
corlib test suite (cd mcs/class/corlib ; make check).

> b. About the non-aligned nurseries - is *my* code causing problems or is
> the support for non-aligned nurseries generally incomplete? If the
> latter is true, I would love to get some pointers to where all work is
> required to get it working.

As far as I can see the only thing preventing the non-aligned nursery
from working is the missing case in mono_gc_get_write_barrier(), but
you never know until you try :-)


Mark Probst

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