Re: [PATCH 0/2] ruby: enable garbage collection

Subject: Re: [PATCH 0/2] ruby: enable garbage collection

Date: Sat, 22 May 2021 07:49:12 -0300

To: Felipe Contreras,

Cc: Tomi Ollila

From: David Bremner

Felipe Contreras <> writes:

> Ruby is a gc language, we shouldn't be doing workaround to free memory when Ruby is perfectly
> capable of doing so.
> The problem is that talloc wants to be smart, and Ruby and talloc both fight to free memory. We can
> let Ruby win by stealing all the objects from talloc control.
> Thanks to the previous cleanup patches it's now possible to easily do this.
> In order to test this series I've used the following script:

I still haven't had a chance to look at the series, but how about making
this script either a test or a performance-test, as appropriate?

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