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On Friday 04, Goran Adrinek wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm looking for an overview of the garbage collection algorithm used in
> current version of Lua (5.1) as I want to understand exactly how it
> works. I couldn't find anything on the web or on this list. Does anyone
> know of a paper on the subject, or simply a post?
> Goran

I wrote an overview of how the garbage collector work, when I was working on 
the Emergency PowerPatch.
For my overview see this page:

This page has links to papers about garbage collection algorithms:

Robert G. Jakabosky