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- Subject: Re: Table Garbage Collection
- From: Glenn Maynard <glenn@...>
- Date: Wed, 22 Nov 2006 21:14:08 -0500
On Wed, Nov 22, 2006 at 05:24:41PM -0800, Nick Nugent wrote:
> On 11/22/06, Sam Roberts wrote:
> >On the other hand, maybe it doesn't matter that the heap is large, the
> >pages will get swapped out, and if you never touch them, who cares?
> Unless you're embedded and have no swap. :(.
I don't agree with "who cares", but it doesn't matter so much for
embedded use. On a PC, it's nice to let go of memory when you're
done with it, so other applications can use it--but embedded, with
(usually) no other applications running, there's nothing to return
memory to and no other applications that could be using it, so the
problem sort of doesn't exist.