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Beltway: Getting around Garbage Collection Gridlock

Blackburn, Stephen; Jones, Richard; McKinley, Kathryn; Moss, J Eliot B


We present the design and implementation of a new garbage collection framework that significantly generalizes existing copying collectors. The Beltway framework exploits and separates object age and incrementality. It groups objects in one or more increments on queues called belts, collects belts independently, and collects increments on a belt in first-in-first-out order. We show that Beltway configurations, selected by command line options, act and perform the same as semi-space,...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2002
Type: Journal article
Source: ACM SIGPLAN Notices


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