[Mono-dev] field pointer and garbage collection

serus fabian.nagel at gmail.com
Wed Jun 11 12:13:30 UTC 2014

Thanks for the info.

>From what I understood, a conventional collector would treat all values
found on stack / registers as potential pointers. To pin the object, it
needs to 1) find out if the pointer is pointing to an actual object or to a
random memory address; and 2) find the base address of the object in case it
is an interior pointer.

How does Mono test for (1) and is the assumption that (2) is computed using
the alignment of sgen-blocks and their slot size correct? 

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