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Re: MCL1.3.2 and heap size
- To: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Subject: Re: MCL1.3.2 and heap size
- From: email@example.com (Richard Lynch)
- Date: Fri, 31 May 91 15:56:17 CDT
> Date: Fri, 31 May 91 13:23:53 CDT
> From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Richard Lynch)
> > Date: 31 May 91 16:06:00 GMT
> > From: Ranson <email@example.com>
> > Is there a way to set the application heap size for v1.3.2? I know people who
> > use large pictures, and feel like they live in the middle of a mine field. The
> > manual for 2.0 gives a nice hint (increase the heap size), but the resource
> > mentionned (LSIZ?) does not exist for 1.3.2.
> >The only way to do this is through brute force: Allocate a very large
> >MacPointer (large enough to force your Mac heap to grow), and then
> >dispose of it. The initial allocation will take a little while,
> >but after that you should be OK.
> But then, is that space not reclaimed if a GC occurs and it's not being
> used? Or can the Mac heap only increase in size?
>I believe it is only reclaimed if the Lisp does a GC and still does not
>have enough memory for the pending allocation request. That is, it will
>only be reclaimed if it absolutely has to.
Ooops. Sorry for the lack of specificity. I guess we *were* just up
against the wall.
"TANSTAAFL" Rich firstname.lastname@example.org