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Barriers: Friend or Foe

Blackburn, Stephen; Hosking, Anthony


Modem garbage collectors rely on read and write barriers imposed on heap accesses by the mutator, to keep track of references between different regions of the garbage collected heap, and to synchronize actions of the mutator with those of the collector. It has been a long-standing untested assumption that barriers impose significant overhead to garbage-collected applications. As a result, researchers have devoted effort to development of optimization approaches for elimination of unnecessary...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2004
Type: Conference paper
Source: Proceedings of the 4th international symposium on Memory management


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