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Fast garbage collection without a long wait

Blackburn, Stephen; McKinley, Kathryn


General purpose garbage collectors have yet to combine short pause times with fast throughput. Collectors such as reference counting attain short pause times with significant performance penalties. Pure and hybrid generational collectors can achieve high throughput and have modest average pause times, but occasionally collect the whole heap and consequently incur long pauses. This paper introduces RC-hybrid, which combines copying nursery collection and reference counting the older generation...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2003
Type: Working/Technical Paper


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