Does garbage collection occurs in PERM Area of Java Heap?

Hi Guys,

I am a relative new member in this forum , My name is Javin Paul and I am Java programmer. I have question related to garbage collection in Java

Does garbage collection occurs in PERM Area of Java Heap ?

As per my knowledge PERM area is used to store meta data about classes, methods , variable etc also String Pool created in PERM area of heap so I believe garbage collection does not occur in this place but just wanted to know what do you guys think of it ?

Thanks
Javin

GC occurs in PERM also.

here is a good link for understanding how memory is organized/ categorized in JVM: -

Thanks sumit , I do see the point that garbage collection can occur in PERM area to collect Classloaders which are out of scope e…g in case of Tomcat Container webapp which has been unloaded is good candidate.

Javin.
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