An Adaptive Tenuring Policy for Generation Scavengers

@article{Ungar1992AnAT,
  title={An Adaptive Tenuring Policy for Generation Scavengers},
  author={David M. Ungar and Frank Jackson},
  journal={ACM Trans. Program. Lang. Syst.},
  year={1992},
  volume={14},
  pages={1-27}
}
One of the more promising automatic storage reclamation techniques, generation scavenging, suffers poor performance if many objects live for a fairly long time and then die. We have investigated the severity of this problem by simulating a two-generation scavenger using traces taken from actual 4-h sessions. There was a wide variation in the sample runs, with garbage-collection overhead ranging from insignificant, during three of the runs, to severe, during a single run. All runs demonstrated… CONTINUE READING
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