[MLton] Stack size?
Fri, 8 Jul 2005 09:59:08 -0700
> My reading is :
> GC_switchToThread checks ensureMutatorStackInvariant and possibly calls
> doGC, which invariably does a minor GC (and may do a major GC) and then
> copies the current stack if necessary.
> So, if the stack needs to grow, we definitely perform a minorGC.
It is true that doGC() calls minorGC(). But that may or may not
perform a minor collection. It depends on whether generational
collection is being used at the time. I think it's pretty common that
the runtime is not using generational collection, since generational
is only turned on when heap space gets tight.