[Vm-dev] Prebuilt 64-bit VM on Linux?

David T. Lewis lewis at mail.msen.com
Thu Apr 11 00:25:11 UTC 2013

On Wed, Apr 10, 2013 at 03:46:31PM -0700, tim Rowledge wrote:
> Has anyone got even close to using 2Gb in Squeak yet? I imagine some alarming image load/save times...

See this thread, in which Dan attempted to provoke some progress on the terabyte image front:


As near as I can tell image size is of no consequence, and in practice the number
of objects in the image will bring the garbage collector to its knees long before
address space is a concern.

I can personally verify that a 7GB is no problem at all, and I suspect that
installing more physical memory on the PC would result in larger numbers.
But this is a parlor trick. Making large memories useful in practice (i.e.
lots of objects filling up all that space) will require scaling the garbage
collector. I think Eliot may have more to say on that topic :-)


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