[m-rev.] for review: update to Boehm GC v8.0.6
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Mon Nov 29 18:03:43 AEDT 2021
On Mon, 29 Nov 2021 17:46:20 +1100 Julien Fischer <jfischer at opturion.com> wrote:
> Hi Peter,
> The subject says you are updating to version 8.0.6 but the log message
> says version 8.2.0. Which is it?
Oops, it's v8.0.6.
> On Mon, 29 Nov 2021, Peter Wang wrote:
> > I'd like to update Boehm GC at this time, and libatomic_ops with it.
> > I've pushed changes to our repos:
> > libatomic_ops
> > updated branch: release-7_6-mercury
> > new tag: release-7_6-mercury-20211129
> > bdwgc
> > new branch: release-8_0-mercury
> > new tag: release-8_0-mercury-20211129
> > The following diff updates the Mercury repository. I haven't applied it.
> > The bdwgc v8.0.x branch can make use gcc/clang atomic intrinsics instead
> > of libatomic_ops. Unfortunately, we would still need to keep
> > libatomic_ops around for MSVC.
> Recent versions of MSVC, might provide the necessary intrinsics but I
> guess Boehm doesn't use them yet?
It only uses gcc intrinsics right now.
> > We should be able to enable munmap support by default once the upgrade
> > is done.
> No objection from me. Has the upgrade been tested much?
Only tested on Linux and FreeBSD on x86-64 so far. It will be more
convenient to test with a release tarball, but I forgot that I can make
one for myself :)
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