Subject: Re: reducing number consing / cache experimental results
From: (Rob Warnock)
Date: Thu, 25 Dec 2003 01:08:05 -0600
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
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Richard Fateman  <> wrote:
| In my experiments you have to exceed the L2 cache size to see things
| slow down. 

Ungar's original paper[1] proposing a fixed-location nursery for
generational GCs made exactly this point: For best performance
the size of the nursery should be somewhere around the size of
the secondary cache.


[1] I don't have the reference at hand at the moment, but could dig
    it out of my hard-copy file of GC papers when I get back home
    next week.

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