This category holds links on memory management, which involves the primary storage allocation and deallocation in computer programming. Within this area, a primary concern is the automation of the processes involved in (de)allocation, freeing programmers from low level memory details. This is called garbage collection (GC or gc), or automatic or automated memory management or storage reclamation. This frees programmers from having to manually allocate and deallocate memory for various reasons (e.g., dynamic objects), aids programming productivity, and reduces errors. Almost all interpreted languages are garbage collected, use GC.
Article by Doug Lea about the design of his well-known "Lea" memory allocator.
Group at UMass that includes the Object Systems Laboratory, an active memory management research group.
Malloc replacement with debugging features.
20-21 July 2004 Canterbury, UK.
A debug heap for *nix. Captures buffer overwrites, memory leaks, stale pointers, most buffer underflows, and can provide statistics on block sizes.
Conference focused on research in management of dynamically allocated memory.
A collection of papers on garbage collection, memory allocation, and the like from the OOPS Research Group at the University of Texas at Austin. Includes papers from the OOPSLA Workshops on Garbage Collection in 1990, 1991, and 1993.
Richard Jones wrote Garbage Collection: Algorithms for Automatic Dynamic Memory Management", the first English book concerned solely with garbage collection. Garbage collection page has FAQs, and a bibliography.
Conference focused on research in management of dynamically allocated memory. Ottawa, Canada.
A resource for programmers and computer scientists interested in memory management and garbage collection. Includes a bibliography of influential authors and papers in the field. Links to a glossary and a beginner's guide to the field.
Links to ptmalloc, a multithreaded-variant of Doug Lea's memory allocator.
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