[fpc-devel] Improving Ref Counting

Uberto Barbini uberto at ubiland.net
Sun Feb 27 19:16:52 CET 2005

> Thats a possibility, but then you do not win anything by running it in a
> thread. It could as well be run when a memory allocation is done, and then
> as a subroutine.

No, because the background thread get more time slices during idle moments and 
none at all during intense computations.
GC have to release the control as fast as possible and be able to resume the 
job where it left it.

> True parallell GC's exists, but they are then not simple.

Do you mean in SMP systems?

Bye Uberto

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