JVM Tutorials - Herong's Tutorial Examples - Version 4.23, by Dr. Herong Yang
Young Generation Collection - Minor Collection
This section describes basic steps of a Young Generation Collection, also called a Minor Collection. The Young Generation is divided into 3 areas: Eden, Survivor Space 'From' and Survivor Space 'To'.
In order to make Minor Collections more efficient, the Young Generation in HotSpot is further divided into 3 areas:
There are 6 basic steps involved in a Minor Collection:
The picture below illustrates basic steps of a Minor Collection in HotSpot JVM:
Last update: 2014.
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