[Mono-dev] field pointer and garbage collection
Alex Rønne Petersen
alex at alexrp.com
Wed Jun 11 12:17:55 UTC 2014
There are 3 relevant functions for this:
1. sgen_ptr_in_nursery ()
2. sgen_safe_get_object_size ()
3. sgen_ptr_is_in_los ()
grep for those in mono/metadata to see how they work and how they're used.
On Wed, Jun 11, 2014 at 2:13 PM, serus <fabian.nagel at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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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