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Building a garbage-free network stack for Kafka streams

Vlad Ilyushchenko

Vlad Ilyushchenko

QuestDB Team

Garbage collection is a type of automatic memory management that's used in many modern programming languages. The point of the garbage collector is to free up memory used by objects which are no longer being used by a program. Although it's convenient for developers not to think about manually deallocating memory, it can be a poisoned chalice that comes with several hard-to-predict downsides.