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- To: (BUG LISP) at MIT-MC
- From: JPG at MIT-MC (Jeffrey P. Golden)
- Date: Fri, 16 Jan 81 14:42:00 GMT
- Cc: ASB at MIT-MC
- Original-date: 16 JAN 1981 0942-EST
How about if one of you answer this for ASB:
Date: Thu, 16 Jan 81 06:37:30 GMT
Original-Date: 01/16/81 02:37:30 EDT
Subject: Re: Garbage question
Just now I was running a longish computation and out of curiosity hit ^D
to see if I could determine whether I was in trouble or not. Turned out
not, but I noticed that very often the following message would be printed
prior to a Garbage collection:
ADDING A NEW LIST SEGMENT--BUT DIDN'T SUCCEED.
I guess that this means that there is no free memory left, which I am not
surprised to learn. But I was wondering why the information that no list
segments could be added anymore was not available to whomever it was that
was trying to add them. Or does my question merely reveal my ignorance?
Seems to me that once segment adding fails, it will fail forever after.
Is that not true?