[erlang-patches] Allow the pool of hipe constants to grow at runtime

Mikael Pettersson <>
Mon Aug 30 15:56:09 CEST 2010


 wrote:
> On Sun, Aug 29, 2010 at 9:58 PM, Paul Guyot <> wrote:
> > Hello,
> >
> > The hipe constants pool was previously set to a static, non-growable pool=
>  of 1.5 M words. While this works in most setups, an OTP deployment with ma=
> ny natively compiled modules, including modules with a lot of constants, wo=
> uld crash with:
> >
> > Native code constants pool depleted!
> >
> 
> Would it not be better to have a separate constant pool per module,
> just as BEAM handles it?

The HiPE runtime doesn't have a module concept.  But yes,
one the hypothetical HiPE loader reimplementation in C is
done it should probably be done that way.

/Mikael


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