Bug 84476

Summary: JSGarbageCollect should not call collectAllGarbage()
Product: WebKit Reporter: Mark Hahnenberg <mhahnenberg>
Component: JavaScriptCoreAssignee: Mark Hahnenberg <mhahnenberg>
Severity: Normal    
Priority: P2    
Version: 528+ (Nightly build)   
Hardware: Unspecified   
OS: Unspecified   
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Patch ggaren: review+

Description Mark Hahnenberg 2012-04-20 12:09:18 PDT
JSGarbageCollect should not synchronously call collectAllGarbage(). Instead, it should notify the GCActivityCallback that it has abandoned an object graph, which will set the timer to run at some point in the future that JSC can decide according to its own policies.
Comment 1 Mark Hahnenberg 2012-04-20 12:11:25 PDT
Created attachment 138139 [details]
Comment 2 Geoffrey Garen 2012-04-20 12:17:14 PDT
Comment on attachment 138139 [details]

Let's fix the FIXME by taking advantage of our new callback, like so:

- Cancel the GC timer at the start of collection (rename didCollect to willCollect)
- If collection causes a didAbandonObjectGraph, it can now start the timer, which will, in fact, cause another collection later.

In the same patch, you can remove the isBusy() check, since didAbandonObjectGraph is safe to call while the heap is busy.
Comment 3 Mark Hahnenberg 2012-04-20 12:36:28 PDT
Committed r114771: <http://trac.webkit.org/changeset/114771>