[gclist] write barrier via VM traps

Jeff Dean jdean@pa.dec.com
Thu, 29 May 97 10:03:46 -0700

Jeremy Fitzhardinge wrote:
> Paul R. Wilson wrote:
> > WRT GC in particular, the fastest write barrier seems to be
> > Ungar and Hoelzle's variant of my variant of Sobalvarro's
> > "card marking" write barrier. 
> Do you have a reference for this?
> Thanks,
> 	J

The reference is "A Fast Write Barrier for Generational Garbage Collectors", 
by Urs Hoelzle, OOPSLA'93 Garbage Collection Workshop, Washington, D.C.  The 
references section has pointers to the two other papers mentioned above.  It's 
available online from:



Jeffrey Dean (jdean@pa.dec.com)                       Member of Research Staff
Western Research Laboratory                      Digital Equipment Corporation