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From "Dawid Weiss (Commented) (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (LUCENE-3867) RamUsageEstimator.NUM_BYTES_ARRAY_HEADER is incorrect
Date Wed, 14 Mar 2012 18:02:39 GMT

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Dawid Weiss commented on LUCENE-3867:
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bq. sizeOfWeiss(..)

We're talking some serious dimensions here, beware of buffer overflows!

bq. Or maybe we don't add the new string methods (sizeOf(String), sizeOf(String[])) and somewhere
document that you should do new RUE().size(String/String[]) instead..

This is something I would go for -- it's consistent with what I would consider this class's
logic. I would even change it to sizeOf(Object) -- this would be a static shortcut to just
measure an object's size, no strings attached?

Kabutz's code also distinguishes interned strings/ cached boxed integers and enums. This could
be a switch much like it is now with interned Strings. Then this would really be either an
upper (why lower, Mike?) bound or something that would try to be close to the exact memory
consumption.

A fun way to determine if we're right would be to run a benchmark with -Xmx20mb and test how
close we can get to the main memory pool's maximum value before OOM is thrown. :)

                
> RamUsageEstimator.NUM_BYTES_ARRAY_HEADER is incorrect
> -----------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: LUCENE-3867
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/LUCENE-3867
>             Project: Lucene - Java
>          Issue Type: Bug
>          Components: core/index
>            Reporter: Shai Erera
>            Assignee: Shai Erera
>            Priority: Trivial
>             Fix For: 3.6, 4.0
>
>         Attachments: LUCENE-3867-compressedOops.patch, LUCENE-3867.patch, LUCENE-3867.patch
>
>
> RamUsageEstimator.NUM_BYTES_ARRAY_HEADER is computed like that: NUM_BYTES_OBJECT_HEADER
+ NUM_BYTES_INT + NUM_BYTES_OBJECT_REF. The NUM_BYTES_OBJECT_REF part should not be included,
at least not according to this page: http://www.javamex.com/tutorials/memory/array_memory_usage.shtml
> {quote}
> A single-dimension array is a single object. As expected, the array has the usual object
header. However, this object head is 12 bytes to accommodate a four-byte array length. Then
comes the actual array data which, as you might expect, consists of the number of elements
multiplied by the number of bytes required for one element, depending on its type. The memory
usage for one element is 4 bytes for an object reference ...
> {quote}
> While on it, I wrote a sizeOf(String) impl, and I wonder how do people feel about including
such helper methods in RUE, as static, stateless, methods? It's not perfect, there's some
room for improvement I'm sure, here it is:
> {code}
> 	/**
> 	 * Computes the approximate size of a String object. Note that if this object
> 	 * is also referenced by another object, you should add
> 	 * {@link RamUsageEstimator#NUM_BYTES_OBJECT_REF} to the result of this
> 	 * method.
> 	 */
> 	public static int sizeOf(String str) {
> 		return 2 * str.length() + 6 // chars + additional safeness for arrays alignment
> 				+ 3 * RamUsageEstimator.NUM_BYTES_INT // String maintains 3 integers
> 				+ RamUsageEstimator.NUM_BYTES_ARRAY_HEADER // char[] array
> 				+ RamUsageEstimator.NUM_BYTES_OBJECT_HEADER; // String object
> 	}
> {code}
> If people are not against it, I'd like to also add sizeOf(int[] / byte[] / long[] / double[]
... and String[]).

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