Sunday, February 28, 2010

Letting the Heap slowly bleed to death

Here's someone on the HotSpot forum asking for something many of us have thought about but been too lazy to ask the experts - Run with massive heap until OutOfMemory but with no pauses.

This, you've gotta read if you write high performance code or never really knew how those things like L1/L2 Cache, Associative Caches affect your program. The things that you read about in Computer Architecture courses in your Comp Sci/Engg course all those years ago - Gallery of Processor Cache Effects.