RFC: JEP: Remove the Concurrent Mark Sweep Garbage Collector

Kirk Pepperdine kirk at kodewerk.com
Thu Aug 8 19:19:47 UTC 2019

Hi Roman,

> Plus, so far nobody has actually come forward and expressed interest in actually maintaining CMS.

Yes, I understand that this is an important issue. However, way back when, we were told by Oracle that they didn’t want to keep the costs of testing meaning that even if someone did decide to take on the role of maintaining CMS, it wouldn’t have addressed the testing costs that seemed to be an important driver for the original decision to depreciate. That and the decision makers were convicted that G1 would manage CMS level workloads efficiently… which IME, it can’t.

Kind regards,

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