Developing a GC for the HotSpot VM
Jon.Masamitsu at Sun.COM
Mon Jan 25 15:31:33 PST 2010
Most of the documentation for the GC is put into comments in the
code. There's isn't much but that's where you'll have the best
change of finding up-to-date information. There is some information
in this blog about the different collectors and how they fit together.
Andrei Formiga wrote On 01/25/10 13:21,:
> I'm a PhD student currently researching concurrent/parallel garbage
> collection algorithms, and I'd like to implement some algorithms on a
> real platform to test them with realistic loads. The Java HotSpot VM
> seems to me a good candidate for this. Are there any
> documentation/guides that can help me to start on the right path? I
> started looking at the sources, but if there's additional
> documentation I'd like to see it.
> Also, any other tips or suggestions are appreciated. I have previous
> experience implementing garbage collection algorithms on experimental
> compilers/runtimes, but have never hacked the JVM. Thanks in advance.
> s, Andrei Formiga
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