[fpc-devel] Unit loading overhead

Micha Nelissen micha at neli.hopto.org
Sat Jul 17 21:50:45 CEST 2010

Jonas Maebe wrote:
> All applications but the ones that allocate a only few memory blocks (especially in case it's a few small blocks of many different sizes) would benefit from this change, not just apps allocating hundreds of megabytes at the same time (it also helps in case applications maximally use 10MB, but allocate and free a lot of data so the blocks get released back to the OS). Applications allocating a ton of them would obviously benefit more than others.

So why 256kb? not 64, 128, or 512kb?

Specific apps can change the size according to their expected pattern, 
the default should be conservative.


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