15.4 Garbage Collection
Set the PLTDISABLEGC environment variable (to any
value) before Racket starts to disable garbage collection.
Forces an immediate garbage collection
collection is disabled by setting PLTDISABLEGC
effectively unreachable data may remain uncollected, because the
collector cannot prove that it is unreachable.
The collect-garbage procedure provides some control over the
timing of collections, but garbage will obviously be collected even if
this procedure is never called (unless garbage collection is disabled).
Returns an estimate of the number of bytes of memory occupied by
reachable data from cust
. This estimate is calculated by the
last garbage colection, and can be 0 if none occurred (or if none occurred
since the given custodian was created). The current-memory-use
function does not
perform a collection by itself; doing one
before the call will generally decrease the result (or increase it from
0 if no collections happened yet).
If cust is not provided, the estimate is a total reachable from
When Racket is compiled without support for memory accounting, the
estimate is the same (i.e., all memory) for any individual custodian;
see also custodian-memory-accounting-available?.
Dumps information about memory usage to the (low-level) standard