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Re: [jgit-dev] jGit memory management and optimizations

On Sat, Nov 24, 2012 at 10:45 PM,  <emilian.bold@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
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>>> It's not about releasing the memory back to the OS, it's about just not using so much of it. Ideally I would like some way to configure jGit to only cache 100MB in RAM and re-load/re-compute cache misses.
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>> That's a nice dream. Not sure you can get there without making it so
>> slow that its unusable. Try getting more RAM, its fairly cheap these
>> days. Its not like we are still in the 640 KiB is enough for anyone
>> days of DOS.
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> Oh, I have more than enough RAM. But for an application that runs nicely with -xmx 200MB it's a bit odd that adding jgit means I have to raise that another 500MB just to be certain it doesn't OOME on a large git repository.
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> Thank you for your feedback.
>
> Since this problem seems hard to fix I'll lower its priority and just take jGit as it is.

I'd love to see this improved, I was just trying to warn you that
people have tried and have not yet been successful. Hopefully someone
will have some new insight one day that will offer a significant
improvement. The bitmap based enumeration for packing came about as an
accident as we were exploring ways to improve branch level access
controls in Gerrit Code Review. :-)