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Serial collector

The Serial collector is the simplest GC implementation, mainly designed for single-threaded environments and small heaps. This GC implementation freezes all application threads whenever it's working. Hence, it's not a good idea to use it in multithreaded applications, such as server environments.

To enable the Serial garbage collector, set -XX:+UseSerialGC to VM arguments

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