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garbage collection options


an object is considered garbage when it is no longer accessible from any pointer in the running program.


young generation Edit

naive garbage collection examines every object in the heap

beginning wiht J2SE version 1.2 the algorithms are separated into generations


types of collectors Edit

there are 3 additional types of collector in the J2SE edition

throughput collectors
concurrent low pause collector


tuning garbage collection Edit

http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/gc-tuning-5-138395.html