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Subject: Re: [boost] [block_ptr] Region Based Memory Managment
From: Phil Bouchard (philippeb8_at_[hidden])
Date: 2014-12-24 17:05:35

On 12/23/2014 11:57 PM, Phil Bouchard wrote:
> Greetings Boost,
> I was talking to Filip Pizlo from the Webkit community and he pointed
> out that block_ptr is what we call a Region Based Memory Manager:
> If we consider the worse case scenario, the sets (regions) can be
> unified to create a really big set. So to make block_ptr hybrid we
> could add a "garbage collection layer" to detect cycles inside a set
> that is not yet destructed. This function could be called explicitly
> whenever some memory usage quota is reached. It's very easy to implement.

I meant to add a simple mark-sweep pass on top of block_ptr.

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