The Metronome: A Simpler Approach to Garbage Collection in Real-Time Systems

  title={The Metronome: A Simpler Approach to Garbage Collection in Real-Time Systems},
  author={David F. Bacon and Perry Cheng and V. T. Rajan},
  booktitle={OTM Workshops},
With the wide-spread adoption of Java, there is significant interest in using the language for programming real-time systems. The community has generally viewed a truly real-time garbage collector as being impossible to build, and has instead focused its efforts on adding manual memory management mechanisms to Java. Unfortunately, these mechanisms are an awkward fit for the language: they introduce significant run-time overhead, introduce run-time memory access exceptions, and greatly… CONTINUE READING
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