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Re: The bloat sweepstakes...
- To: dewar at gnat dot com
- Subject: Re: The bloat sweepstakes...
- From: Zack Weinberg <zack at codesourcery dot com>
- Date: Mon, 8 Oct 2001 09:59:07 -0700
- Cc: guerby at acm dot org, gcc at gcc dot gnu dot org
- References: <20011007221615.A063EF28AE@nile.gnat.com>
On Sun, Oct 07, 2001 at 06:16:15PM -0400, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> Probably the string buffer in lib.utils could be smaller, but really in
> these days when typical development machines have at least 256M of real
> memory, this is hardly a significant issue.
Didn't we just have a thread where 17MB of total memory consumption by
cc1 was enough to get "virtual memory exhausted"?
I don't have much sympathy with the attitude that memory, or even
address space, is free. If nothing else, these huge buffers are
likely to be *slower* than more reasonably sized buffers because they
trash the memory caches.