A Call For Help: Testing Changes to Ruby 2.1.x's GC
There's been some known memory issues when upgrading from Ruby 2.0.0 to Ruby 2.1. Ruby 2.1 introduced a new garbage collector (GC), RGenGC, to improve performance. It traded more memory use for speed. The new GC does less aggressive memory clearing. Doing less work means it's faster.
This sounds great, but on lower memory instances it became an issue since there is less memory available to trade. This patch had been applied to Ruby 2.1 and the hopes are it will solve this [issue](https://bugs.ruby-lang.org/issues/ 9607#note-11). By introducing more frequent GC runs, it will reduce the amount of memory being used.
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