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An On-the-Fly Reference Counting Garbage Collector for Java

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An On-the-Fly Reference Counting Garbage Collector for Java
Reference counting is not naturally suitable for running on multiprocessors. The update of pointers and reference counts requires atomic and synchronized operations. We present a novel reference counting algorithm suitable for a multiprocessor that does not require any synchronized operation in its write barrier (not even a compare-and-swap type of synchronization). The algorithm is efficient and may compete with any tracing algorithm. We have implemented our algorithm on SUN’s Java Virtual
Yossi Levanoni, Erez Petrank
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Type Conference
Year 2001
Where OOPSLA
Authors Yossi Levanoni, Erez Petrank
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