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From Andreas Delmelle <andreas.delme...@telenet.be>
Subject Re: Memory Leak in PropertyCache: need ideas
Date Fri, 22 Aug 2008 16:09:32 GMT
On Aug 22, 2008, at 16:29, Jeremias Maerki wrote:

[Peter: ]
>> What happens is SEGMENT_COUNT is not a power of 2? Or, what obliges
>> SEGMENT_COUNT to be a power of 2?

> There's a lot of AND-ing of hash codes to determine the segments and
> buckets and that's much easier to handle if you have a power of 2 and
> can shift bits around.

Confirmed. SEGMENT_COUNT is actually a somewhat arbitrary number.  
Dividing the map into 32 segments allows for concurrent (and  
synchronized!) access by 32 threads at the same time, without  
involving waits (provided that each thread accesses a different  
segment of the map). This is the most significant benefit compared to  
synchronizedMap(), which synchronizes the whole put() method, so each  
thread calling put() blocks all others.



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