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Garbage Collection Technique for Non-volatile Memory by Using Tree Data Structure
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  • Journal title : Journal of KIISE
  • Volume 43, Issue 2,  2016, pp.152-162
  • Publisher : Korean Institute of Information Scientists and Engineers
  • DOI : 10.5626/JOK.2016.43.2.152
 Title & Authors
Garbage Collection Technique for Non-volatile Memory by Using Tree Data Structure
Lee, Dokeun; Won, Youjip;
Most traditional garbage collectors commonly use the language level metadata, which is designed for pointer type searching. However, because it is difficult to use this metadata in non-volatile memory allocation platforms, a new garbage collection technique is essential for non-volatile memory utilization. In this paper, we design new metadata for managing information regarding non-volatile memory allocation called "Allocation Tree". This metadata is comprised of tree data structure for fast information lookup and a node that holds an allocation address and an object ID pair in key-value form. The Garbage Collector starts collecting when there are insufficient non-volatile memory spaces, and it compares user data and the allocation tree for garbage detection. We develop this algorithm in a persistent heap based non-volatile memory allocation platform called "HEAPO" for demonstration.
non-volatile memory;garbage collection;persistent object;persistent heap;
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