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dc.contributor.authorSmith, Fredericken_US
dc.contributor.authorMorrisett, Gregen_US
dc.description.abstractMany high-level language compilers generate C code and then invoke a C compiler to do code generation, register allocation, stack management, and low-level optimization. To date, most of these compilers link the resulting code against a conservative mark-sweep garbage collector in order to reclaim unused memory. We introduce a new collector, MCC, based on mostly-copying collection, and characterize the conditions that favor such a collector over a mark-sweep collector. In particular we demonstrate that mostly-copying collection outperforms conservative mark-sweep under the same conditions that accurate copying collection outperforms accurate mark-sweep: Specifically, MCC meets or exceeds the performance of a mature mark-sweep collector when allocation rates are high, and physical memory is large relative to the live data.en_US
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dc.publisherCornell Universityen_US
dc.subjectcomputer scienceen_US
dc.subjecttechnical reporten_US
dc.titleMostly-Copying Collection: A Viable Alternative to ConservativeMark-Sweepen_US
dc.typetechnical reporten_US

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