JEP 173: Remove Rarely-Used Combinations of Garbage Collectors

lordpixel at lordpixel at
Fri Dec 14 12:39:29 UTC 2012

On Dec 14, 2012, at 5:13 AM, Richard Warburton <richard.warburton at> wrote:

> Furthermore Jack Shirazi pointed out that he was actually using SerialOld in some cases, and with a good tuning reason.  This isn't necessarily a good reason to keep SerialOld, but I'm trying to push back useful feedback.  Hope this is helpful.

Another data point: we have 2 apps where we have used or considered using SerialOld because it is the only collector that will ever shrink the heap and give memory back to the hosting process. Both VMs are currently constrained to 32bit, one is desktop and one is embedded inside an older C++ program.

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