[gclist] Garbage Collector in Java
Thu, 2 Dec 1999 09:16:25 -0500 (EST)
> I would like to know if there exist garbage collection algorithms written
> in Java, and specially if it makes sense to write a parallel garbage
> collection algorithm where new threads might be created dynamically.
You could probably translate most of the algorithms in Jones & Lins
into Java without much difficulty, if you are a competent Java
programmer, anyway. You may have a hard time gcing Java Objects; you
will have a hard time finding the pointers in them, and your collector
may have a hard time getting itself run when it's needed.
Can you be more specific about the parallel gc algorithm? Do you have
a particular design in mind, are you building infrastructure for gcs
and need to know if this is a common design feature you need to
support, or something else?
<email@example.com> Kragen Sitaker <http://www.pobox.com/~kragen/>
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