awful memory usage with lots of big objects

Project:GNU Smalltalk
Component:VM
Category:bug
Priority:normal
Assigned:Unassigned
Status:need info
Description

Big objects are allocated directly in oldspace. The pictures here explain it all:

http://shootout.alioth.debian.org/gp4sandbox/fulldata.php?test=pidigits&...

GST goes from the fastest of the bunch (even faster than LuaJIT despite being interpreted) to the slowest.

Updates

#1 submitted by Paolo Bonzini on Thu, 03/05/2009 - 09:54

Might be fixed now with Derek Zhou's patches. The tests to check from the shootout are pidigits and binarytrees.

#2 submitted by Paolo Bonzini on Wed, 11/04/2009 - 22:00
Status:active» need info

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