[Vm-dev] off-topic garbage

Ben Coman btc at openInWorld.com
Sun Dec 14 04:32:20 UTC 2014

David T. Lewis wrote:
> On Sat, Dec 13, 2014 at 12:00:43PM -0800, Eliot Miranda wrote:
>> Hi All,
>>     I'm debugging the 64-bit variant of the Spur GC, having got the real
>> 64-bit Spur Stack VM to start-up and progress to the first GC (albeit with
>> the border of a window displayed in the wrong colour).
> Congratulations!
>>  In doing so I
>> looked at the list of to-be-collected objects at the first full GC in the
>> simulator.  I'll list them here.  What are they you wonder?  These are the
>> objects that are unreachable in a snapshotted image that has been converted
>> to 64-bits.  So they're objects that I suspect are always reclaimed on the
>> first GC.  They're the objects comprising the screen menu that was opened
>> to save and quit the image.  Here's ones I printed out to investigate:
> Interesting catch. It makes sense when you think about it, but I never would
> have thought about it.
> Dave

So we should be doing a garbage collect in #snapshot:andQuit:
right before the call to #snapshotPrimitive ?

cheers -ben

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