[issue9942] Allow memory sections to be OS MERGEABLE

Georg Brandl report at bugs.python.org
Sat Sep 25 12:26:46 CEST 2010

Georg Brandl <georg at python.org> added the comment:

> My first thought is "Why is the reference counter stored with the object itself?"

Because if you move the reference counter out of the object, you a) add another indirection and b) depending on how you implement it require a certain amount of memory more per object.

It's far from obvious that the possible benefits are worth this, and needs to be tested carefully, which nobody has done yet.

nosy: +georg.brandl

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