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  2. JDK-6197676

JVM should release a memory pages back to OS by default when reasonable

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    • Type: Enhancement
    • Status: Closed
    • Priority: P4
    • Resolution: Fixed
    • Affects Version/s: 5.0
    • Fix Version/s: None
    • Component/s: hotspot
    • Labels:
    • Subcomponent:
      gc
    • CPU:
      x86
    • OS:
      windows_xp

      Description

      A DESCRIPTION OF THE REQUEST :

      JVM
      ---
      * Release memory pages back to OS by default when free memory crosses a threshold.


      JUSTIFICATION :
      This is one of many RFEs produced from a community discussion at
      http://forums.java.net/jive/thread.jspa?threadID=143. Further
      justification could typically be found at the given link.

      Given liberal memory limitations, it should be reasonable to have the JVM release memory back to the OS.

      I understand that there are settings to already do this but that it does not always occur dependant on the type of GC. These settings should be explicitly stated.

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                Reporter:
                rmandalasunw Ranjith Mandala (Inactive)
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