[gclist] gc concerns

Manoj Plakal plakal@cs.wisc.edu
Wed, 13 Dec 2000 13:39:25 -0600

Boehm, Hans wrote (Wed, Dec 13, 2000 at 11:13:48AM -0800) :
> 1) Most modern computers are memory-poor in comparison to the processor
> speed.  Hence there is strong motivation to keep heap sizes down, and thus
> most applications run with heap sizes that are small enough that
> stop-the-world collections finish in a reasonable amount of time, and GC
> pause times are often not much of an issue.

	This may be true for a desktop or workstation but I'm
	not sure this applies to servers. They seem to be
	loaded with gigabytes of RAM these days. And pause times
	should matter to a server too, shouldn't they?