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  • Blog Post: Look who is reserving large amount of virtual memory on 64 bit: It is . Net GC heaps

    On 64 bit window 2003/2008 servers as soon as you give any .Net (.aspx) resource requests you would notice w3wp.exe taking large amount of memory in form of Virtual bytes. Looking in task manager we would notice W3wp.exe Process/Commit size: 380 MB Whereas looking into perfmon virtual bytes counter...
  • Blog Post: How to change GC flavor[from Server mode to WorkStation Mode] for dllhost.exe

    When you have a Managed COM+ component written in C# class library and hosted on to DLLHOST.EXE By default on a multi proc box .Net would load Server Mode GC(Mscorsvr) and in case you want to change the GC flavor to Workstation Mode (Mscorwks) for some reasons Typically we do the change in aspnet.config...
  • Blog Post: Reasons for increasing no. "# Induced GC"

    . NET CLR Memory\# Induced GC – This is the number of garbage collections that have occurred as a result of someone explicitly calling GC. By default: 0 is the ideal no. for it. Here are the possible reasons incase you see increase no. "# induced GC". 1) Explicitly calling GC.Collect() 2) Calling GC...
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