1. 02 May, 2014 1 commit
    • Simon Marlow's avatar
      Per-thread allocation counters and limits · b0534f78
      Simon Marlow authored
      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.
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