Definitions for "Garbage Collection"
Keywords:  reclaim, reclamation, heap, reuse, lisp
A technique by which blocks of memory that were once allocated but are no longer in use are deallocated and marked as free. Also, the process of gathering scattered blocks of free memory into larger contiguous free blocks by relocating the intervening allocated blocks.
n. The process of identifying unused areas of main storage.
The system by which the Java virtual machine reclaims memory that is no longer being used by the executing Java program. A Java object is eligible for garbage collection when it is set to null, when all references to the object fall out of scope, or when a weak reference to the object exists. Garbage collection is not guaranteed to run during the life of the virtual machine. When an object is garbage-collected, its protected void finalize() method runs, giving the object a chance to clean up after itself.
Keywords:  linux
RT Linux
Keywords:  collection, removal
the collection and removal of garbage
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