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.
ALI group at UMass
Group at UMass that includes the Object Systems Laboratory, an active memory management research group.
Malloc replacement with debugging features.
A debug heap for *nix. Captures buffer overwrites, memory leaks, stale pointers, most buffer underflows, and can provide statistics on block sizes.
A Memory Allocator
Article by Doug Lea about the design of his well-known "Lea" memory allocator.
The Memory Management Reference
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.
Paul Wilson's Garbage Collection Archive
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' Garbage Collection Page
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.
Wolfram Gloger's malloc homepage
Links to ptmalloc, a multithreaded-variant of Doug Lea's memory allocator.
The 2006 International Symposium on Memory Management
Conference focused on research in management of dynamically allocated memory. Ottawa, Canada. (June 10, 2006)
ISMM: The 2004 International Symposium on Memory Management
Conference focused on research in management of dynamically allocated memory. (October 24, 2004)
Garbage Collection & Memory Management Summer School
20-21 July 2004 Canterbury, UK. (July 20, 2004)
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