[erlang-questions] Description of Erlang Garbage Collection
Thu Apr 14 16:54:56 CEST 2016
I agree, very good description.
Tony Rogvall wrote:
>> On 8 apr 2016, at 11:29, Lukas Larsson <lukas.larsson@REDACTED <mailto:lukas.larsson@REDACTED>> wrote:
>> Hello everyone,
>> I've long worked on a text that describes in detail exactly how the Erlang garbage collector works. During the last month I finally took the time to finish it and also included the changes that have
>> been made in the current master branch to be released in Erlang/OTP 19.0.
>> You can read the description here: https://www.erlang-solutions.com/blog/erlang-19-0-garbage-collector.html
>> I'm personally am very excited about the off_heap message queue semantics that is coming in 19 and think that it will solve a lot of problems that systems have had with huge message queues running
>> amok and also how refc binaries not been garbage collected fast enough. Also the way that literals are identified from 19 opens up a bunch of new optimization paths for us as it allows a much more
>> fuzzy definition of what is the young heap.
>> If you have any questions about anything, feel free to ask and I'll do my best to answere.
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