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What is the difference between JVM/Java Heap and GC heap ?

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  • 1.  What is the difference between JVM/Java Heap and GC heap ?

    Posted Aug 11, 2015 07:08 AM

    Hi,

    I can find both under the name GC. So what is the difference between the two ?



  • 2.  Re: What is the difference between JVM/Java Heap and GC heap ?
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    Broadcom Employee
    Posted Aug 11, 2015 04:17 PM

    There is no difference. JVM heap is the part of its memory that is used for "normal" objects. Garbage Collection (GC) is the process of looking for unused objects and freeing up memory. There are different strategies/algorithms that you can use and we are reporting metrics about them. So JVM heap and GC heap are used synonymously.

     

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    Guenter