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bug#36597: 27.0.50; rehash hash tables eagerly in pdumper


From: Pip Cet
Subject: bug#36597: 27.0.50; rehash hash tables eagerly in pdumper
Date: Sun, 21 Jul 2019 05:34:50 +0000

On Sun, Jul 21, 2019 at 3:18 AM Paul Eggert <address@hidden> wrote:
> Pip Cet wrote:
> > I'm currently playing around with redefining hash tables not to have
> > internal freelists. That makes the hash table code a lot simpler
> > overall, but some of that simplicity would be lost trying to support
> > lazy hash table rehashing.
>
> While looking into this I discovered unlikely bugs in Emacs's hash table code
> and GC that can make Emacs dump core, along with some other unlikely 
> hash-table
> bugs that can cause Emacs to report memory exhaustion when there should be
> plenty of memory. I installed the attached patches to fix these problems and 
> to
> refactor to make this code easier to understand (at least for me :-). These
> patches will probably affect performance analysis.

Well, at least they'll require rebasing, particularly of the
no-internal-freelists patch :-)

While your changes are extensive, I don't see anything in there that
would drastically affect performance or memory footprint. Maybe I'm
missing something, though.





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