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From Dmitriy Setrakyan <dsetrak...@apache.org>
Subject Re: IGNITE-4535 : Add option to store deserialized values on-heap
Date Wed, 05 Apr 2017 10:55:03 GMT
On Wed, Apr 5, 2017 at 2:52 AM, Ilya Lantukh <ilantukh@gridgain.com> wrote:

> Dmitry,
>
> 1. Setting an eviction policy should not be a mechanism to enable the
> > on-heap cache. We already have eviction policies off-heap as well, and
> they
> > don't enable anything. On top of that, the eviction policy should not be
> a
> > requirement for the on-heap cache. User should still be able to enable
> the
> > on-heap cache, even if it grows indefinitely without evictions. We should
> > have a more intuitive flag here.
>
>
> It doesn't make any sence to me to enable on-heap cache without evictions:
> it will result in having all data both in on-heap and off-heap memory. If
> we want to support such use case, we should implement a separate on-heap
> only mode with page memory disabled.
>

I agree that this would cause a double memory consumption, but yet again,
we don't have a pure on-heap cache yet. Until we do, we should not require
an eviction policy present for the on-heap caches.

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