Patent Number: 7,822,790

Title: Relative positioning and access of memory objects

Abstract: A garbage collector including a bit mapper operative to designate a plurality of regions within a memory, associate any of a plurality of objects with any of the regions if the start address of the object to be associated lies within the region, and record the relative location of a group of objects within any of the regions, a mover operative to relocate any of the groups of objects found within a source region from among the regions to begin at a destination address, and a fixer operative to record the destination address at an index corresponding to the source region.

Inventors: Abuaiadh; Diab (Haifa, IL), Leikehman; Victor (Ramat Yishai, IL)

Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation

International Classification: G06F 12/00 (20060101); G06F 17/30 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2018-10-26 0:00:00