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bug#12892: ‘gc-stats’ w/o ‘bytes-malloced’

From: Andy Wingo
Subject: bug#12892: ‘gc-stats’ w/o ‘bytes-malloced’
Date: Tue, 05 Mar 2013 18:52:09 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.2 (gnu/linux)

On Thu 15 Nov 2012 09:42, Thien-Thi Nguyen <address@hidden> writes:

> In pre-2.x Guile, ‘gc-stats’ returns an alist w/ keys:
>  gc-time-taken
>  cells-allocated
>  total-cells-allocated
>  cell-heap-size
>  bytes-malloced
>  gc-malloc-threshold
>  gc-times
>  gc-mark-time-taken
>  cells-marked
>  cells-swept
>  malloc-yield
>  cell-yield
>  protected-objects
>  cell-heap-segments
> In Guile 2.0.6, the keys are now:
>  gc-time-taken
>  heap-size
>  heap-free-size
>  heap-total-allocated
>  heap-allocated-since-gc
>  protected-objects gc-times
> I think the NEWS should mention this change and the documentation should
> summarize what the fields mean.

The specifics of this interface were never documented, so there's no
regression.  For that reason I would not add to NEWS at this point, but
documentation would be nice.  Patches gladly accepted :)

> Practically speaking, i am interested mostly in the 2.x equivalent for
> pre-2.x ‘bytes-malloced’, as its lack causes Guile-SDL to fail "make
> check DEBUG=1":

What is the meaning of this field?

We could track total allocations registered via



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