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garbage collection

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(Computer Science) computing a systems routine for eliminating invalid or out-of-date data and releasing storage locations
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Noun1.garbage collection - the collection and removal of garbagegarbage collection - the collection and removal of garbage
pickup - the act or process of picking up or collecting from various places; "garbage pickup is on Mondays and Thursdays"
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Other improvements include fixes to DWM memory leak, an issue resulting in WIN+(period) closing, two issues that could result in Settings crashing when interacting with options on the Search page, and many more.
The companies and the researchers also disagree over how much they can do about the memory leak problem without fundamental changes to operating systems.
This investigation led the team to discern that Microsoft Office product had a memory leak, and not just a garden-variety memory leak that just consumed too much system memory, but one that could lead to the unintended disclosure of information for any unpatched Microsoft Office suite instance using ActiveX controls.
Update 1.55 addresses the memory leak in the user interface, as well as the crashes that were happening with freighters.
As the repercussions of these severe memory leak exposures emerge, it was also revealed that almost every modern processor since 1995 is vulnerable.
It has also addressed the issues related to memory leak, which has improved the performance of Aspose.Slides.
A few years ago, I found that Windows 7 did a great job of preventing memory leak (a term used to describe the event in which closing an application does not release all of the computer's memory used by that application), and as a result, I was able to avoid restarting my Windows 7 computer for one or two months at a time.
It is very exact in the interpretation of Fortran standards and incorporates cutting-edge run-time checking features including: procedure interface checking across multiple files; undefined variable trapping; memory leak detection; and more.
Developers using the new version are also expected to benefit from improved memory leak detection and prevention and support for 'aliasing' directories into an application's URL space.
According to various Web sources, the RTM build 7600.16385 includes a potentially fatal bug that, once triggered, could bring down the entire OS in a matter of seconds.<p>Windows president tries to calm fears of Win 7 critical bug<p>The bug in question -- a massive memory leak involving the chkdsk.exe utility -- appears when you attempt to run the program against a secondary (i.e.
Some specific areas examined include a test model library for GUI testing of smartphone applications, history heuristic based negotiation of service level agreements for composite service, a method for measuring the size of a component-based system specification, selecting a high-quality central model for sharing architectural knowledge, and path and context sensitive inter- procedural memory leak detection.
After six hours of troubleshooting, and a full day of employee frustration and lost business, the system administrator discovered the needle in the haystack: a dozen related alerts pointing to a simple memory leak.