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Allegro CL version 10.0
Unrevised from 9.0 to 10.0.
9.0 version


Arguments: &optional location

Prints a list of quantities and sizes of lisp objects in the specified location in the heap, along with type names and type codes of each object type printed. The list is printed in sorted order starting with the object type with the most bytes in the specified location. Percentages are also printed; these are percentages of the total of the specified location. location is interpreted as follows:



:new Print information on objects in newspace
:pan Print information on panified objects (see below)
:notpan Print information on non-panified objects in newspace (see below)
:old Print information on objects in oldspace, i.e. tenured objects
:malloc Print information about the malloc arena.
:holes Print information about the types and sizes of the objects that were removed on the most recent global-gc. Note that no output is available until the first global-gc is done. See the example below.
t Print information on all objects. This is the default.

A panified object (from Peter Pan, who never grew up) has a bit set that prevents it from being tenured. Only the system can set this bit. Note that malloc space, stack space, and purespace are not considered to be the heap.


Here is an example of the information printed when location is :holes. Note that no information is printed until the first global garbage collection is done (a global gc is triggered by a call to gc with argument t). The output you see will likely be different, of course.

cl-user(1): (print-type-counts :holes)
code   type                                 items     bytes 

 total bytes = 0
cl-user(2): (gc t)
cl-user(3): (print-type-counts :holes)
code   type                                 items     bytes 
 96: (simple-array t)                           33      4656 34.3%
101: (simple-array character)                   77      2888 21.3%
100: (simple-array (unsigned-byte 32))           1      2504 18.5%
  1: cons                                      304      2432 17.9%
 15: structure                                  21       840  6.2%
  9: closure                                     7       112  0.8%
 18: bignum                                      9        88  0.6%
  7: symbol                                      1        24  0.2%
 11: readtable                                   1        16  0.1%

 total bytes = 13560

See also gc.htm for general information on garbage collection in Allegro CL.

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Created 2015.5.21.

Allegro CL version 10.0
Unrevised from 9.0 to 10.0.
9.0 version