Florian Weimer wrote:
> * Craig James:
>>> There are some run-time environments which allocate huge chunks of
>>> memory on startup, without marking them as not yet in use. SBCL is in
>>> this category, and also the Hotspot VM (at least some extent).
>> I stand by my assertion: It never makes sense. Do these
>> applications allocate a terrabyte of memory? I doubt it.
> SBCL sizes its allocated memory region based on the total amount of
> RAM and swap space. In this case, buying larger disks does not
> help. 8-P
SBCL, as Steel Bank Common Lisp? Why would you run that on a server machine alongside Postgres? If I had to use SBLC and Postgres, I'd put SBLC on a separate machine all its own, so that it couldn't corrupt Postgres or other servers that had to be reliable.
Are you saying that if I bought a terrabyte of swap disk, SBLC would allocate a terrabyte of space?
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