A Study of Large Object Spaces

@inproceedings{Hicks1998ASO,
  title={A Study of Large Object Spaces},
  author={Michael W. Hicks and Luke Hornof and Jonathan T. Moore and Scott Nettles},
  booktitle={ISMM},
  year={1998}
}
This paper examines the design space for copying garbage collectors (GCs) in which "large objects" are managed in a separate, non-copy-collected space. We focus on two main issues:1. how to set the policy for classifying objects as "large"2. how to manage the large object spaceWe explore these issues experimentally using the Oscar GC testbed. In particular, we vary the threshold size of large objects and also whether the objects may contain pointers. Furthermore, we compare the performance of… CONTINUE READING
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