On 05/20/2012 11:37 AM, Stefan Seifert wrote:
> Generational garbage collection is not that difficult. When you have a working
> mark&  sweep GC, extending it to be generational is rather straight forward
> and can greatly reduce GC runtime

Runtime, yes, but not latency bounds.  You still have to touch the
whole heap eventually.

But you're right: allocating objects into generations and only
mark/reaping from the most recent one on most iterations is a
straightforward optimization and will definitely make things faster.


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