JEP 173: Remove Rarely-Used Combinations of Garbage Collectors
bernd-2012 at eckenfels.net
Thu Dec 6 23:35:34 UTC 2012
Am 06.12.2012, 23:10 Uhr, schrieb Kirk Pepperdine <kirk at kodewerk.com>:
> I appreciate the desire to remove unneeded code from the JVM. I think
> you are right... in the cases where I did move customers to the serial
> collector I could have just as easily tuned the parallel collector down
> So, getting rid of serial wouldn't be seen as a loss in my books.
Actually it would be a very big win for CMS, but before the code can be
removed the ParallelOld needs to be CMS enabled. So I guess it is harder
to remove the actual code, but at least it can be removed from some of the
other GC combinations.
The question is, if a serial single threaded GC is not needed for some
reference purposes, correctness proofs or similiar?
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