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Enhanced Virtual Machine for Unnecessary Memory Use Detection

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000029562D
Original Publication Date: 2004-Jul-07
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Jul-07

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

We present a technique for isolating the objects responsible for memory growth in a long-running process in a garbage collected environment. The technique is based on careful gathering of usage information at runtime to eliminate the need to attach a debugger. We give an embodiment of the idea through enhancement of the operation of certain virtual machine instructions in the Java Virtual Machine.