This is my (in)activity log. You might like to visit my employer
Novell which is an amazing company, and also
Dell who in days of yore provided me with a
free laptop for Gnome development / conferences.
Also if you have the time to read this sort of stuff you could enlighten
yourself by going to Unraveling Wittgenstein's net or if
you are feeling objectionable perhaps here.
Stuff Michael Meeks is doing
- Poked at Nat's brainshare keynote; looking good.
- Turns out our long running OO.o / Java / gcj crasher bug is down to
using threads not-registered with the GC (sigh); the Boehm approach here looks
really weak. IMHO the only sane design is: have a pair of functions: enter_managed/
leave_managed that use a (hyper-fast) thread variable to determine if the
thread has been registered with the GC already; and use those points to
maintain a (precise) list of stack segments (per thread) that contain
managed objects. Then of course, you need no magic thread registration /
catching & GC is more precise. Sadly, the fix I did for Mono here didn't
go far enough, or get up-stream.
- Chatted to Vincent Untz a little, nice man; posted my lockdown
fix, autobuilded it etc. Updated my favorite ZMD bug. Poked my nose into
Paolo's world of Mono GC / threading again.
- Watched James Herriot's opus on TV; charming. Bed late.
In case it's not painfully obvious: the reflections reflected here are my
own; mine, all mine ! and don't reflect the views of Novell, The
Lithuanian Gov't or Arnold Schwarzenegger. It's also important to
realise that I'm not in on the Swedish Conspiracy.
Occasionally people ask for formal photos for conferences,
Michael Meeks (firstname.lastname@example.org)