Multi-level Garbage Collection in a High-Performance Persistent Object System

Mario Wolczko and Ifor Williams

In Persistent Object Systems, San Miniato, 1992, pages 396-418. Springer-Verlag, San Miniato, Italy, 1993.


Conventional garbage collectors exhibit poor virtual memory behaviour. This paper describes a novel garbage collection system that has been designed to cooperate with an object-based virtual memory system so that both their aims are satisfied. The garbage collection system has been separated into parts, each part tailored to the characteristics of one level in the memory hierarchy.

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