Changes between Version 5 and Version 6 of GarbageCollectorNotes
- 05/15/06 10:59:04 (7 years ago)
v5 v6 103 103 == GC Data Structures == 104 104 105 === Blocks and Mega Blocks === 105 === Blocks and MegaBlocks === 106 106 107 107 The GC allocates memory from the OS in 1 Mb sized chunks, called mega blocks, which it then divides into pages and manages itself. Each 4k page is called a block and is associated with a block descripter (the abbrevaition BD is used a lot). The BDs for all the blocks on the are stroed at the start of the mega block.