[Gc] Incremental algortihm used in gc
hans.boehm at hp.com
Thu Aug 20 22:06:55 PDT 2009
See http://www.hpl.hp.com/personal/Hans_Boehm/gc/gcdescr.html, see the section on "Generational collection and dirty bits" and the PLDI 91 paper it refers to. Generational and incremental collection are closely related in this scheme. A VM-implemented write barrier is ususally used. It only tracks writes at page granularity.
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> Hi all,
> while reading GC documentation, I came to know
> that gc supports incremental garbage collection through api
> GC_enable_incremental (). However, I could not get detail
> information about algorithm and implementation. So here goes
> my doubts.
> 1. Which incremental algorithm is implemented in gc ?
> 2. Does it use read barrier or write barrier? And how
> barrier is implemented ?
> Thank you in advance.
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