[Mono-list] GC Troubles
Thu, 26 Dec 2002 00:14:35 -0500
I'm having a bit of trouble running mono with GC support enabled. I initially
compiled mono without the GC and started using it to learn C#. Everything
worked great until I decided to check out GTK#. GTK# compiled and installed
fine but whenever I tried to run one of the apps I got an error saying "**
ERROR **: No GCHandle support built-in". I figured that for some reason GTK#
required a GC enabled mono. So I got Boehm and recompiled mono with GC
support. That all worked fine until I tried to run something.
I first tried to recompile mcs thinking that maybe it needed to turn some
stuff on now that it had a GC enabled mono running underneath it. However,
when it tried to compile csc I got a warning from the GC saying that
something was allocating alot of memory repeadedly (~40 meg). My system
quickly slowed to a crawl until the compiler exited with an out of memory
I also went ahead an tried to run one of the GTK# examples. It didn't give me
the error I previously had, but it did give me the error from the GC saying
that something was allocating alot of memory repeatedly (~20 meg this time).
That too died with an out of memory error.
Has anyone else seen this behavior before?
I went back and recompiled mono without GC support and now everything works
fine again, except for GTK# apps which give their original error again.
My system is a PIII 866 with 512 meg of ram. My swap partition is 512 meg as
well. I compiled everything with gcc 3.2.1. I'm running the latest stable
Thanks for your help,