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A computer system, program product, and method of managing weak references with a concurrent mark sweep collector inhibit access, while processing weak references, to only those weak references whose referenced objects have not yet been determined to be strongly-reachable (i.e., reachable other than through a weak reference) during a current collection cycle. As such, access to specific weak references during processing thereof by a concurrent mark sweep collector is selectively inhibited to ensure synchronization for all weak references without necessarily stopping the execution of all program threads that attempt to access such weak references while executing in a computer system, thereby minimizing the processing overhead of managing weak references and improving system performance.

Title
Computer system, program product and method of managing weak references with a concurrent mark sweep collector
Application Number
9/72847
Publication Number
6047295
Application Date
May 5, 1998
Publication Date
April 4, 2000
Inventor
Robert Carl Seemann
Rochester
MN, US
Elliot Karl Kolodner
Haifa
IL
Daniel Rodman Hicks
Byron
MN, US
John Clarence Endicott
Rochester
MN, US
Agent
Wood Herron & Evans L
Assignee
International Business Machines Corporation
NY, US
IPC
G06F 17/30
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