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From "Caldarale, Charles R" <Chuck.Caldar...@unisys.com>
Subject RE: Setting the Right Amount of Memory
Date Mon, 21 Jun 2010 03:20:54 GMT
> From: Robinson, Eric [mailto:eric.robinson@psmnv.com]
> Subject: RE: Setting the Right Amount of Memory
> 
> > Having a borderline heap size can, in the worst case, result
> > in almost continual GC activity, if there is only room to
> > allocate a minimal number of objects between GC occurrences.
> 
> For what it's worth, either this is not the case in our real-world
> situation or the effect is negligible.

Not surprising - you'd have to be very unlucky to be right at the edge and see a lot of GC
activity and be able to continue running.  Usually you'll be over the edge a bit, encounter
OOMEs, increase the heap significantly, and be well away from the frequent tight heap scenario.

 - Chuck


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