Per-thread allocation counters and limits
This tracks the amount of memory allocation by each thread in a counter stored in the TSO. Optionally, when the counter drops below zero (it counts down), the thread can be sent an asynchronous exception: AllocationLimitExceeded. When this happens, given a small additional limit so that it can handle the exception. See documentation in GHC.Conc for more details. Allocation limits are similar to timeouts, but - timeouts use real time, not CPU time. Allocation limits do not count anything while the thread is blocked or in foreign code. - timeouts don't re-trigger if the thread catches the exception, allocation limits do. - timeouts can catch non-allocating loops, if you use -fno-omit-yields. This doesn't work for allocation limits. I couldn't measure any impact on benchmarks with these changes, even for nofib/smp.