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Write barrier that allows stopping thread anywhere

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000019886D
Original Publication Date: 2003-Oct-07
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Oct-07

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

Disclosed is a write barrier that allows the program threads to be stopped at any point during the execution of garbage collection (gc). This invention is especially useful in systems that do not employ gc safe-points.