problem with shared heap?
Vlad Dumitrescu (EAW)
Thu Mar 6 12:44:51 CET 2003
> You misinterpreted me, (or I didn't make myself clear). I
> don't expect
> it to be faster in all cases, but I wouldn't expect to see any cases
> where a shared heap performed worse than without it. Maybe on
> par, but
> not worse. Hence my question, will there be cases where using
> a shared
> heap will degrade performance?
The answer is yes. For example in cases where many processes are spawned which create a lot of garbage and then die. In the normal heap case, the cleanup is almost instantaneous. With a shared heap, garbage collections need to be done.
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