[erlang-questions] beginner: Help needed - Erts overview and map to subsystem to source

Bjorn Gustavsson bjorn@REDACTED
Tue Nov 20 21:16:39 CET 2007

G Bulmer <gbulmer@REDACTED> writes:

> Bjorn
> Thank you very much for the pointers, especially the tip on R11B ->
> R12B garbage collector change.
> Are the HiPE papers you suggest at:
> http://www.it.uu.se/research/group/hipe/publications.shtml and
> http://www.it.uu.se/research/group/hipe/documentation.shtml


> Do you know, is the HiPE memory management system the same as/similar
> to the 'normal' Erlang run-time, making "Efficient Memory Management
> for Message-Passing Concurrency" a good place to start?

HiPE's code is integrated into Erlang/OTP. The private-heap architecture
(or process-centric architecture) is in the standard Erlang run-time.
The hybrid heap archicture run-time is also included in R11B ("erl -hybrid"),
and the shared heap architecture was in included in earlier releases
of Erlang/OTP.

I think that the beginning of Paper A (especially pages 28-31) are
the most interesting.


Björn Gustavsson, Erlang/OTP, Ericsson AB

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