Garbage Collection Should Be Lifetime Aware

Jones, Richard E. and Ryder, Chris (2006) Garbage Collection Should Be Lifetime Aware. In: International Workshop on Implementation, Compilation, Optimization of Object-Oriented Languages, Programs and Systems (ICOOOLPS'2006), 3 July 2006, Nantes, France. (Full text available)

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We argue that garbage collection should be more closely tied to object demographics. We show that this behaviour is sufficiently distinctive to make exploitation feasible and describe a novel GC framework that exploits object lifetime analysis yet tolerates imprecision. We argue for future collectors based on combinations of approximate analyses and dynamic sampling.

Item Type: Conference or workshop item (Paper)
Uncontrolled keywords: garbage collection, death-order, lifetime aware
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics (inc Computing science) > QA 76 Software, computer programming,
Divisions: Faculties > Science Technology and Medical Studies > School of Computing > Systems Architecture Group
Depositing User: Richard Jones
Date Deposited: 24 Nov 2008 18:04
Last Modified: 04 Nov 2014 11:56
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