[gclist] Garbage Collection

Sanjiv Kumar Gupta sanjivg@noida.hcltech.com
Wed, 20 Feb 2002 09:29:21 +0530

I am trying to understand the implementation of the Kaffe garbage collector.
The first step of the Mark phase there is to wall all root Objects and mark
them as grey. Could anybody tell me what do we mean by root Objects or root
set etc. and why do we start marking from them.


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> I wanted
> to know if anybody on this list had worked on the gc of hotspot 1.3.1
> machine or if anybody has the source of information on the source code of
> current implementation of hotspot jvm.

The source code for the garbage collector in the Hotspot JVM
is the intellectual property of Sun Microsystems.  It is not
available to the general public.