question from customer
Sean.Comerford at espn3.com
Tue Jun 3 08:26:23 PDT 2008
Hi Jon - thanks for the quick response.
My understanding is the issues are more of extreme scaling / # of
objects being GC'd than any specific problem that can be pinpointed in a
But Mike Polikoff (whom I've copied on this email) is in charge of the
fantasy engineering group and can explain far better that I the issues
they are looking to get help with. So I'll defer to him at this point.
Sean Comerford, Software Engineer
ESPN.com Site Architecture Group
Office: 860.766.6454 Cell: 860.951.6973
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jon.Masamitsu at Sun.COM [mailto:Jon.Masamitsu at Sun.COM]
> Sent: Tuesday, June 03, 2008 11:17 AM
> To: Randy Crihfield
> Cc: hotspot-gc-dev at openjdk.java.net; Comerford, Sean
> Subject: Re: question from customer
> Knowing a little more about the problem might help us direct
> your inquiry. Is there a gc log (-XX:+PrintGCDetails) that
> you can share?
> PS. The GC engineering team is on this alias so you're
> asking the right people. Depending on the problem, you might
> get directed to professional services but let's look at the
> problem first.
> Randy Crihfield wrote:
> > Hello Sun experts,
> > I work for ESPN.com and one of our teams here is looking
> for serious
> > garbage collection expertise.
> > In a "past life" I worked at Sun for 5+ years and one of my former
> > co-workers (Randy Crihfield who's now in the JVM group) suggested I
> > might try hitting up this alias for some help.
> > In a nutshell:
> > * the fantasy games group here at ESPN.com has some pretty serious
> > issues with memory consumption and (specifically) garbage
> > * They are looking for someone intimately familiar with the
> ins and o=
> > uts of the Java 1.5 / 1.6 garbage collector... a certified
> GC bad-a**
> > :)
> > * They are more than willing to PAY for this expertise
> since it's alm=
> > ost certainly not something that can be solved in simple
> back & forth
> > ema= il thread or 30 minute phone call - except for the Sun
> JDK, all
> > of our stuff is home grown Java code.
> > * They are somewhat leary of who might show up if they were
> to just g=
> > o to professional services :)
> > So I thought I might see if your team can or knows of
> someone who can
> > provide assistance. Please let me know if this is something
> any of yo=
> > u might be of assistance with.
> > Thanks for your time and feel free to call me at the work #
> below if
> > that works better for you.
> > --------
> > Sean Comerford, Software Engineer
> > ESPN.com Site Architecture Group
> > Office: 860.766.6454 Cell: 860.951.6973
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