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Effective Prefetch for Mark-Sweep Garbage Collection

Garner, Robin; Blackburn, Stephen; Frampton, Daniel


Garbage collection is a performance-critical feature of most modern object oriented languages, and is characterized by poor locality since it must traverse the heap. In this paper we show that by combining two very simple ideas we can significantly improve the performance of the canonical mark-sweep collector, resulting in improvements in application performance. We make three main contributions: 1) we develop a methodology and framework for accurately and deterministically analyzing the...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2007
Type: Conference paper
Source: Proceedings of International Symposium on Memory Management
DOI: 10.1145/1296907.1296915


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