[webkit-dev] [Block Pointer] Deterministic Region Based Memory Manager

Phil Bouchard philippeb8 at gmail.com
Sun Mar 6 19:28:26 PST 2016

On 03/06/2016 10:17 PM, Filip Pizlo wrote:
>> On Mar 6, 2016, at 6:36 PM, Phil Bouchard <philippeb8 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> That should speed up my benchmarking process.
> It will also make your benchmarking process inconclusive for the purpose of evaluating a memory manager’s performance relative to our garbage collector.  To put it another way, I don’t care if your memory manager is faster than someone else’s garbage collector.

It is very subjective but if we know that:
- WebKit's GC is 2x faster than the Mark & Sweep GC
- block_ptr<> is 2x faster than the Mark & Sweep GC

Then that means WebKit's GC == block_ptr<>.


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