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A comprehensive evaluation of object scanning techniques

Garner, Robin; Blackburn, Stephen; Frampton, Daniel

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At the heart of all garbage collectors lies the process of identifying and processing reference fields within an object. Despite its key role, and evidence of many different implementation approaches, to our knowledge no comprehensive quantitative study of this design space exists. The lack of such a study means that implementers must rely on 'conventional wisdom', hearsay, and their own costly analysis. Starting with mechanisms described in the literature and a variety of permutations of...[Show more]

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Date published: 2011
Type: Conference paper
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/49509
DOI: 10.1145/1993478.1993484

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