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Date: Wed, 6 Jul 88 15:20:47 PDT
Subject: spurious GC
Date: Mon, 27-JUN-1988 07:23 MST
Can anyone tell me why I get garbage collection happening when my
machine is not being used (all weekend). I could understand a few GCs
after I stopped working just to catch up they seem to continue for days!
The log shows something like 4 meg being "used"!
I'm still on Genera 6.1, please don't tell me to upgrade. That has already
Well, you could do something like (time (sleep 5) t), which will print
out everything consed in the five seconds of sleeping. At least I think
it will. I don't know if that's a 6.1 feature or not.
You could also try enabling the ephemeral GC to collect the garbage. If
you're not doing that because of bugs, I can't help you, except to
suggest a course of action you've ruled out.