On Thu, 2007-10-04 at 05:12 +0900, Tomas Pospisek's Mailing Lists wrote:
> It occurs to me: how does conservative GC prevent the heap from filling up 
> with false positive pointers over time? This would represent a "fully 
> automatic memory leak for long running processes"...

Perhaps it's doing some sort of heap compaction?  Not sure.

There's a discussion of possible memory leaks happening over on
ruby-core; see the latest from Slyvain Joyeux here:

http://blade.nagaokaut.ac.jp/cgi-bin/scat.rb/ruby/ruby-core/12378

Yours,

Tom