Question/Extension proposal: references to off-heap objects and support for multiple heaps

Simone Bordet sbordet at
Thu Jul 26 14:39:55 UTC 2012


On Thu, Jul 26, 2012 at 4:15 PM, Leo Romanoff <romixlev at> wrote:
> Hi,
> I have the following question about GC, which is probably a bit unorthodox
> ...  It is an extension proposal. I tried to find something in the mailing
> list archives or on the Internet, but couldn't find anything related.
> Therefore I decided to ask on this mailing list, because people here are the
> ultimates experts on the JVM's GC mechanisms.


You should take a look at the Java Real Time Specification:

See for example:

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