Accession Number : ADA290169

Title :   A Lifetime-Based Garbage Collector for LISP Systems on General-Purpose Computers.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH CAMBRIDGE ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE LAB

Personal Author(s) : Sobalvarro, Patrick

PDF Url : ADA290169

Report Date : FEB 1988

Pagination or Media Count : 70

Abstract : Garbage collector performance in LISP systems on custom hardware has been substantially improved by the adoption of lifetime-based garbage collection techniques. To date, however, successful lifetime-based garbage collectors have required special-purpose hardware, or at least privileged access to data structures maintained by the virtual memory system. I present here a lifetime-based garbage collector requiring no special-purpose.

Descriptors :   *DATA ACQUISITION, *DATA STORAGE SYSTEMS, *GARBAGE, DATA BASES, COMPUTERS, MEMORY DEVICES, ALLOCATIONS, ACCESS, COLLECTION.

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE