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Using WorkPackets for improved load balancing in multithreaded object tracing in Garbage Collection

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000020394D
Original Publication Date: 2003-Nov-19
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Nov-19

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

The method described here uses the concept of WorkPackets: The WorkPacket has a stack, whose capacity is smaller then that of the traditional mark stack. WorkPackets are retrieved and returned to global lists shared by all possible tracers, via simple and efficient C&S operations.