The Java Platform, Standard Edition HotSpot Virtual Machine Garbage Collection Tuning Guide describes the garbage collection methods included in the Java HotSpot Virtual Machine (Java HotSpot VM) and helps you determine which one is the best for your needs.


This document is intended for users, application developers and system administrators of the Java HotSpot VM that want to improve their understanding of the Java HotSpot VM garbage collectors. This document further provides help with analysis and solutions for common problems with garbage collection to make the application meet the users' requirements.

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Related Documents

For more information, see the following documents:

  • Garbage Collection: Algorithms for Automatic Dynamic Memory Management. Wiley, Chichester, July 1996. With a chapter on Distributed Garabge Collection by R. Lins. Richard Jones, Anony Hosking, and Elliot Moss.
  • The Garbage Collection Handbook: The Art of Automatic Memory Managmenet. CRC Applied Algorithms and Data Structures. Chapman & Hall, January 2012


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