[Mono-dev] field pointer and garbage collection

Andrea Francesco Iuorio andreafrancesco.iuorio at gmail.com
Wed Jun 11 14:22:54 UTC 2014

It is possible that the stack contains garbage values that aren' t
references, but we know all the objects in the major heap. We just don' t
know who is alive and who isn' t, and this is why we need to check the

2014-06-11 16:03 GMT+02:00 serus <fabian.nagel at gmail.com>:

> I think this is the part that I do not understand. Can't the value on the
> stack (assuming the stack is being scanned conventionally and the value is
> not actually a pointer but a long) point to unallocated memory, or to
> memory
> that is allocated but not for objects but some runtime data structure?
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*Andrea Francesco Iuorio*
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