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Re: [MirageOS-devel] Out of memory

[ assuming this was intended for the list, so re-adding it ]

On 17 December 2015 at 17:08, David Sheets <kosmo.zb@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On Thu, Dec 17, 2015 at 4:59 PM, Thomas Leonard <talex5@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> I've been trying to track down some occasional out-of-memory errors
>> with my Mirage/Xen unikernel.
>> The C code in caml_ba_alloc does:
>>     data = malloc(size);
>>     if (data == NULL && size != 0) caml_raise_out_of_memory();
>> I guess we should do a GC.full_major here and retry, right? Should
>> this be changed upstream in OCaml itself?
> Cool. Looks like a bug. As a side note, I think you mean
> caml_check_urgent_gc instead of Gc.full_major.

Is this documented somewhere? Looking at the code, it just does:

  if (caml_force_major_slice) caml_minor_collection();

Is there any reason to think caml_force_major_slice will be set? I
have no idea how this all works...

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