[erlang-questions] Heap architecture of current Erlang

Kirill Zaborski qrilka@REDACTED
Thu Dec 28 14:07:39 CET 2006

Are there any benchmarks showing the difference in real applications?
Is this option really useful?

On 12/28/06, Kostis Sagonas <kostis@REDACTED> wrote:
> Kirill Zaborski wrote:
> > I have read recently "Heap Architectures for Concurrent Languages
> > using Message Passing" by Erik Johansson, Konstantinos Sagonas, and
> > Jesper Wilhelmsson.
> > There were proposed 3 different ways to organize memory in Erlang
> > emulator: process heaps, shared heap and hybrid.
> > But what is used in current Erlang/OTP? It looks like there was -shared
> > switch for erl. What has happened to it?
> Support for the 'shared' architecture has been discontinued.  The reason
> is that most of the benefits that the shared architecture gives can also
> be obtained by the 'hybrid' architecture, which conceptually is the
> best.  The hybrid emulator is available in R11B-* and can be started by
>        erl -hybrid
> Kostis
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