Brussels / 2 & 3 February 2013


SpiderMonkey garbage collection

Where we are now and where we're going

I'll give some background on garbage collection in general, and what makes it challenging to implement a collector that performs well in practice. I'll then talk about the recent work to reduce pause times and improve responsiveness with incremental collection. Finally I'll describe the ongoing work to implement exact routing, which will allow us to build a generation collector in the future.


Jon Coppeard