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Posted on    January-14-2015 10:26 PM

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Kamlakar Singh
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Posted on    January-14-2015 11:26 PM

These methods can be used as a hint to the JVM, in order to start a garbage collection. However, this it is up to the Java Virtual Machine (JVM) to start the garbage collection immediately or later in time.

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