[erlang-questions] Heap architecture of current Erlang

Kirill Zaborski <>
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 <> 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
>
-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: <http://erlang.org/pipermail/erlang-questions/attachments/20061228/1d1359a2/attachment.html>


More information about the erlang-questions mailing list