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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.

Glenn Maynard