Automatic garbage collection is a prevalent feature in modern programming languages such as Golang, Node.js, Java, .NET, and Python. While it offers convenience to developers by automatically removing unreferenced objects from memory, it can also result in excessive CPU consumption. As applications continuously create numerous objects, the garbage collector runs continuously in the background to reclaim these objects, consuming a significant number of CPU cycles. However, measuring the exact CPU cycles consumed due to automatic garbage collection can be challenging for many developers. In this article, we will explore a few approaches to measure the CPU cycles consumed by automatic garbage collection.

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