Brief Announcement: ParMarkSplit: A Parallel Mark-Split Garbage Collector Based on a Lock-Free Skip-List
Paper i proceeding, 2013
This brief announcement provides a high level overview of a parallel mark-split garbage collector. Our parallel design introduces and makes use of an eﬃcient concurrency control mechanism based on a lock-free skip-list design for handling the list of free memory intervals. We have implemented the parallel mark-split garbage collector in OpenJDK HotSpot as a parallel and concurrent garbage collector for the old generation. We experimentally evaluate the collector and compare it with the default concurrent mark-sweep garbage collector in OpenJDK HotSpot, using the DaCapo benchmarks.
parallel garbage collection