Garbage Collection of Linked Data Structures

by Jacques Cohen
Computing Surveys ()
  • ISSN: 00104892


A concise and unified view of the numerous existing algorithms for\nperforming garbage collection of linked data structures is presented. The\nemphasis is on garbage collection proper, rather than on storage\nallocation.\nFirst, the classical garbage collection algorithms are , and their\nmarking and collecting phases, with and without compacting, are\ndiscussed.\nAlgorithms describing these phases are classified according to the type of\ncells to be collected = "those for collecting single-sized cells are simpler than\nthose for varisized cells. Recently proposed algorithms are presented and\ncompared with the classical ones. Special topics in garbage collection are\nalso covered. A bibliography with topical annotations is included

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