Monday, April 30, 2007

What do you know about the garbage collector?

In Java, memory management is done automatically by JVM.A programmer is free of this responsibility of handling memory. A garbage collector is a part of JVM responsible for removing objects from heap, which is no longer in use. The garbage collector typically runs in a background thread, periodically scanning the heap, identifying garbage objects, and releasing the memory they occupy so that the memory is available for future objects.



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