Debugging Storage Management Problems in Garbage-Collected
David L. Detlefs and Bill Kalsow
Digital Equipment Corporation
Systems Research Center
Palo Alto, CA 94301
Garbage collection does not solve all storage management problems;
programs allocate too much garbage, requiring excess collection, and
may retain too much storage, causing heaps to grow too large. This
paper discusses these problems and presents tools implemented in the
SRC Modula-3 system that help solve them.
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