JEP proposed to target JDK 11: 318: Epsilon: An Arbitrarily Low-Overhead Garbage Collector

Aleksey Shipilev shade at
Thu Jan 18 09:39:00 UTC 2018

On 01/18/2018 10:26 AM, Erik Österlund wrote:
> This is not a garbage collector, because it does not collect garbage. It is an allocator. 

Well, it also does the memory reclamation "ultimate garbage collection"-style [1] ;)

> Therefore, I also think the -XX:+UseNoGC name is more descriptive.
Noted. Would you then agree that -XX:+UseNoGC is descriptive enough that users know they risk sudden
OOMEs? The option name itself obviously comes with that caveat that user has to accept, and so we
don't need to protect it with experimental/diagnostic flag?



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