[erlang-questions] question: "Erlang literals are no longer copied when sending messages."
Thu Oct 26 20:13:39 CEST 2017
On 10/26/2017 06:03 PM, Boshan Sun wrote:
> Does those literals lives in the constant heap has a ref counter, as
> the refc binary? If not, how do they get garbage collected? If so,
> will those constant suffers same "memory leak" issue has refc
> binary?(a process touched lots of refc binary but never get garbaged
> collected, so those refc binaries cannot be garbage collected for a
> long time)
No, literals are not ref counted.
All literals belong to a loaded module instance. When that (old) module
instance is purged, all process heaps are scanned and heaps containing
those literals will do a special garbage collection where the literals
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