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From André Warnier>
Subject Re: Setting the Right Amount of Memory
Date Sun, 20 Jun 2010 09:24:14 GMT
Caldarale, Charles R wrote:
> On Jun 19, 2010, at 18:31, "André Warnier" <> wrote:
>> As Mark writes above (and my interpretation of things) :
>> - a bigger Heap means that the JVM will be able to accumulate more  
>> dead stuff in it,
>> - when it is needed however, it will take much longer, because there  
>> is more stuff to clean up.
> I thought we had taught you better than that...


> The time it takes to perform a GC is *not* dependent on the number or  
> size of dead objects, just on the live ones.

That is counter-intuitive.  Pray, why is that ?

(Or point again to a page describing the process, maybe.  That would be useful for the OP


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