In mark-sweep-compact garbage collection algorithm you have to stop-the-world when relocating objects because reference graph becomes inconsistent and you have to replace values of all references ...
Some (at least Mono's and .NET's) garbage collectors have a short term memory area which they scan often, and a secondary memory area which they scan less often. Mono calls this a nursery. To find ...
Some languages, for exemple java, introduced a low pause GC. Those GC can do most of the work without pausing the whole world. This is obviously a quite hard problem because it require to analyze the ...