Method and system for incremental stack scanning

  • US 6,769,004 B2
  • Filed: 04/27/2001
  • Issued: 07/27/2004
  • Est. Priority Date: 04/27/2000
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method of automatic memory management, comprising the steps of (a) executing a stack scan phase by scanning each of a plurality of memory stacks, (b) replacing, when starting the scan of a call frame, the continuation for reactivating that frame with an unwind routine which will, if necessary, complete the scan of the call frame and only then reactivate the frame, and (c) performing the scan incrementally.

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