Reference counting

Known as: Refcounting, Refcount, Reference cycle 
In computer science, reference counting is a technique of storing the number of references, pointers, or handles to a resource such as an object… (More)
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2009
2009
Reference counting is a widely-used resource management idiom which maintains a count of references to each resource by… (More)
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2008
2008
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  • IEEE Computer Architecture Letters
  • 2008
Several proposed techniques including CPR (checkpoint processing and recovery) and NoSQ (no store queue) rely on reference… (More)
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2006
Highly Cited
2006
Reference-counting is traditionally considered unsuitable for multiprocessor systems. According to conventional wisdom, the… (More)
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2005
2005
We present a practical wait-free implementation of a garbage collection scheme based on reference counting that uses atomic… (More)
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2004
2004
Reference counting memory management is often advocated as a technique for reducing or avoiding the pauses associated with… (More)
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2001
2001
Assuming the existence of garbage collection makes it easier to design implementations of concurrent data structures. However… (More)
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1998
1998
Massively distributed computing is a challenging problem for garbage collection algorithm designers as it raises the issue of… (More)
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1993
1993
Weighted Reference Counting is a low communication distributed storage reclamation scheme for loosely-couple multiprocessors. The… (More)
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1990
1990
The process of reclaiming unused storage space is called garbage collection. The two most simple algorithms used for garbage… (More)
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1986
1986
In this article a protocol for distributed reference counting is developed and proved correct. It is pointed out, how it can be… (More)
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