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From "Geir Magnusson Jr." <g...@pobox.com>
Subject Re: [drlvm] Class unloading support
Date Fri, 27 Oct 2006 12:39:49 GMT


Rana Dasgupta wrote:
> Aleksey,
>   I had a couple of questions.
>   You state that DRLVM does not implement the class unloading optimization,
> and this may create memory pressure on some applications that load many
> classes. Do we have a real case / example where an application is stuck for
> insufficient memory because it uses a lot of classes initially and then
> stops using them, but these are not unloaded? One can imagine a web browser
> doing something like this. Is a web browser a typical use case for the
> Harmony JVM?
> 

If I understand what you're asking correctly, you'll find this pattern 
in servlet engines or J2EE servers, where deployed apps can be dumped 
and reloaded repeatedly either during development or during production 
deployment, w/o taking the server down.

geir


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