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Garbage Collection Problem

 
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The garbage collector can be invoked explicitly using a Runtime object. Is it true?
 
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If you check the API for the Runtime class (which, of course, you already did, right?), you will find a method called "gc" for "garbage collection." But note the wording of that method's description...

Calling this method suggests that the Java virtual machine expend effort toward recycling unused objects...


It does not say that GC will run. It only "suggests" that the JVM "expend effort."
 
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You can call garbage collection by two ways :

System.gc() and through Runtime ,but nothing is granted..I mean to say it is garbage collector is never granted to run...
 
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The gc whether it will run or not is determined by the jvm.So a call like system.gc() will just put a request to call the garbage collector
 
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