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Bug #17031

`Kernel#caller_locations(m, n)` should be optimized

Added by marcandre (Marc-Andre Lafortune) 2 months ago. Updated 25 days ago.

Status:
Closed
Priority:
Normal
Assignee:
-
Target version:
-
[ruby-core:99169]

Description

Kernel#caller_locations(1, 1) currently appears to needlessly allocate memory for the whole backtrace.

It allocates ~20kB for a 800-deep stacktrace, vs 1.6 kB for a shallow backtrace.
It is also much slower for long stacktraces: about 7x slower for a 800-deep backtrace than for a shallow one.

Test used:

def do_something
  location = caller_locations(1, 1).first
end

def test(depth, trigger)
  do_something if depth == trigger

  test(depth - 1, trigger) unless depth == 0
end

require 'benchmark/ips'

Benchmark.ips do |x|
  x.report (:short_backtrace    )    {test(800,800)}
  x.report (:long_backtrace     )    {test(800,  0)}
  x.report (:no_caller_locations)    {test(800, -1)}
end

require 'memory_profiler'

MemoryProfiler.report { test(800,800) }.pretty_print(scale_bytes: true, detailed_report: false)
MemoryProfiler.report { test(800,  0) }.pretty_print(scale_bytes: true, detailed_report: false)

Found when checking memory usage on RuboCop.

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