[erlang-questions] Turn off Garbage Collection for a time
Wed Jun 1 08:47:09 CEST 2016
is there a way in Elixir/Erlang to turn off the Garbage collection? I've
searched and what I found so far is :erlang.garbage_collect to force
I was also made aware of :erlang.spawn_opt/2 http://erlang.org/doc/man/erlang.html#spawn_opt-2 and setting a high value for min_heap_size + setting fullsweep_after.
Is there any way to turn it off completely?
Why would I want to do that? I'm working on a benchmarking tool and I
don't want garbage collection to mess with my measured execution times. I run them multiple times and standard deviation goes way up because usually GC triggers during one run of n.
Any hints welcome + thanks
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