Malloc Alone, a story of the Computer’s Memory

Malloc Alone - Virtual Memory, Garbage Collection, Allocators, Ownership Semantics

This week I didn’t have the chance to pub­lish anoth­er blog post, because I was busy pre­par­ing an actu­al present­a­tion of the con­tents I’ve been releas­ing recently here. I’m very proud to intro­duce you to this beau­ti­ful piece of edu­ca­tion: Recommended if you’re just start­ing with com­puters and want to learn some import­ant stuff about […]

Resource Management in perspective: the Stack

An archetypical analogy of a stack data structure with a stack of plates.

Up to now, we have been focus­ing on where memory man­age­ment actu­ally occurs, the heap. But this is not the only memory seg­ment rel­ev­ant to a pro­gram. Indeed, in all garbage col­lec­ted tech­niques, there’re oth­er play­ers hav­ing a rel­ev­ant role in the game: the mutat­or and the root set. In the ref­er­ence coun­ted garbage col­lec­tion, […]