Hello, do you think Microsoft should help this managed runtime initiative which is basically about having chip-makers like Intel & AMD fabricate x86/x64 chips which have special hardware support for managed runtimes like the CLR and JDK? It helps allow them to have trivial pause-less Garbage collection in their VM's via hardware support. As I see it, ...sure it seems good to have almost no pause for a GC but the real only thing that matters are PAUSE-LESS GC's! MS shouldn't waste time in trying to minimize the pause; ELIMINATE THE PAUSE!!!
Might I finally add that the linux kernel interface and example code + usage is open sourced and implementation available for MS CLR dev's to learn from and hopefully integrate into a future version of the CLR. To finally make it better than ever as a technical wonder and on the forefront of what is possible today for GC's.
And I think the Midori/Bartok team is attacking these problems aggressively.
That's the stuff Felix! I hope MS embraces a pause-less mindset and stops trying to just decrease pause time.
To be fair, the 1 and ONLY problem I've ever ran into on some VM's is the GC, but... if the GC doesn't get in the way and cause a pause, its smooth sailing and VM managed memory is actually fun to use/abuse
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