Category: Automatic memory management

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Concurrent mark sweep collector
The concurrent mark sweep collector (concurrent mark-sweep collector, concurrent collector or CMS) was a mark-and-sweep garbage collector in the Oracle HotSpot Java virtual machine (JVM) available sin
Garbage collection (computer science)
In computer science, garbage collection (GC) is a form of automatic memory management. The garbage collector attempts to reclaim memory which was allocated by the program, but is no longer referenced;
Mark–compact algorithm
In computer science, a mark–compact algorithm is a type of garbage collection algorithm used to reclaim unreachable memory. Mark–compact algorithms can be regarded as a combination of the mark–sweep a
Distributed garbage collection
Distributed garbage collection (DGC) in computing is a particular case of garbage collection where a remote client can hold references to an object. DGC uses some combination of the classical garbage
Garbage-first collector
The garbage-first collector (G1) is a garbage collection algorithm introduced in the Oracle HotSpot Java virtual machine (JVM) 6 and supported from 7 Update 4. It was planned to replace concurrent mar
Reference counting
In computer science, reference counting is a programming technique of storing the number of references, pointers, or handles to a resource, such as an object, a block of memory, disk space, and others
Unreachable memory
In computer programming, unreachable memory is a block of dynamically allocated memory where the program that allocated the memory no longer has any reachable pointer that refers to it. Similarly, an
Coalescing (computer science)
In computer science, coalescing is a part of memory management in which two adjacent free blocks of computer memory are merged. When a program no longer requires certain blocks of memory, these blocks
Boehm garbage collector
The Boehm–Demers–Weiser garbage collector, often simply known as Boehm GC, is a conservative garbage collector for C and C++ developed by Hans Boehm, Alan Demers, and Mark Weiser. Boehm GC is free sof
Tracing garbage collection
In computer programming, tracing garbage collection is a form of automatic memory management that consists of determining which objects should be deallocated ("garbage collected") by tracing which obj
An ephemeron is a data structure that solves two related problems in garbage collected systems. On the one hand, an ephemeron provides a notification when some object is about to be collected. On the
Cheney's algorithm
Cheney's algorithm, first described in a 1970 ACM paper by C.J. Cheney, is a stop and copy method of tracing garbage collection in computer software systems. In this scheme, the heap is divided into t