Merge non-moving garbage collector
This introduces a concurrent mark & sweep garbage collector to manage the old generation. The concurrent nature of this collector typically results in significantly reduced maximum and mean pause times in applications with large working sets. Due to the large and intricate nature of the change I have opted to preserve the fully-buildable history, including merge commits, which is described in the "Branch overview" section below. Collector design ================ The full design of the collector implemented here is described in detail in a technical note > B. Gamari. "A Concurrent Garbage Collector For the Glasgow Haskell > Compiler" (2018) This document can be requested from @bgamari. The basic heap structure used in this design is heavily inspired by > K. Ueno & A. Ohori. "A fully concurrent garbage collector for > functional programs on multicore processors." /ACM SIGPLAN Notices/ > Vol. 51. No. 9 (presented at ICFP 2016) This design is intended to allow both ma...
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