Question on GCJ/Boehm Memory Utilization, Part II

David Daney ddaney@avtrex.com
Thu Feb 23 21:05:00 GMT 2006


Craig Vanderborgh wrote:
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> We are already running with GC_free_space_divisor set to 20 in our GCJ build, as you suggested this the last time we were whacked by one of these memory allocation problems.  But I am curious - can we expect unpleasant side-effects if we have this parameter set to the "extreme"?  What do you thing about this?  Is this parameter a subject for a tuning study, or are there some rules of thumb that can be used to guesstimate the best value?
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The higher the divisor, the more often GC will run resulting in less 
real work being done.

David Daney



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