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Old 01-04-2006, 09:11 AM   #1
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Default Garbage collection..

I just thought this would be a good topic, so.. well garbage collection algorithms are being used extensively in Operating Sytems to combat memory leakage (I believe garbage collection is also called memory capaction) Can some1 please give me several examples of how some of these algorithms would work in conserving memory..(3-5 please)
Plus, i basic definition of this is.. when the OS places all the blocked being used (what memory is being used) together, which leaves free memory as a single large whole..
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Old 01-04-2006, 11:48 AM   #2
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Aggelos, you're quite clearly not from Southampton.

But isn't Garbage Collection used for the operating system to just "clean up" after a program, without the program having to be programmed to free the memory?

If so you shouldn't have to do anything.
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Aggelos, you're quite clearly not from Southampton.
Sorry I'm just curious...how do you know? lol
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your in ireland david? ... btw wtf are you lot talking about? just abit intrested
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Old 01-07-2006, 02:11 PM   #5
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haha no im not in Ireland, it is simply an unfortunate last name. I live in Canada. I don't know what they're talking about I just wanted to know how he knew that guy didn't come from the UK
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whats unfortunate? .... i live in ireland
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It's unfortunate because im not irish but i'm asked 200 times a day by the people i meet if i am. lol
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Old 02-01-2006, 02:21 PM   #8
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i live in Southampton, but as you said.. no i'm not from Southampton.. but what does it matter????
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