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From "Caldarale, Charles R" <Chuck.Caldar...@unisys.com>
Subject RE: What is the healthy interval length for young gc?
Date Mon, 03 Jan 2011 14:49:34 GMT
> From: André Warnier [mailto:aw@ice-sa.com] 
> Subject: Re: What is the healthy interval length for young gc?

> But, it is reasonable to assume that it runs out of space 
> because objects are moved there from the "new gen", when 
> ditto objects have survived "a certain time" in the new gen.
> (I believe that this "certain time" is measured in terms of
> Minor GCs, rather than really a number of seconds).

This is correct.  Also, objects may be directly allocated in the old gen portion of the heap
if they are too large for the young gen; this is a wrinkle that can cause havoc if the app
allocates excessively large arrays (among other things).

 - Chuck


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