[Haskell-cafe] Haskell garbage collector notes?

Austin Seipp mad.one at gmail.com
Wed Aug 6 06:01:23 EDT 2008

Excerpts from Galchin, Vasili's message of Wed Aug 06 04:09:58 -0500 2008:
>      Is http://hackage.haskell.org/trac/ghc/wiki/GarbageCollectorNotes a
> reliable source of info on the ghc garbage collector?

The page seems to be a little light for the most part, and it does not
seem to take into account the recent changes to give GHC a parallel
garbage collector (which is now integrated into the HEAD as far as I
can tell.)

For notes on the new parallel GC, you will want to see this paper:


You may also want to look through the GHC Commentary regarding the
RTS, as I am sure it also contains information you will want to be
aware of (there are likely many cross-cutting concerns):


In particular, the storage manager overview should be of interest:


Hope it helps.


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