[webkit-dev] Purging as much memory as possible

Peter Kasting pkasting at google.com
Fri Oct 2 14:48:04 PDT 2009

On Fri, Oct 2, 2009 at 2:42 PM, James Robinson <jamesr at google.com> wrote:

> On Fri, Oct 2, 2009 at 12:10 PM, Peter Kasting <pkasting at google.com>wrote:
>> On Fri, Oct 2, 2009 at 11:13 AM, Geoffrey Garen <ggaren at apple.com> wrote:
>>> Live items cannot be removed from the cache.
>> Yeah, I think that is what I'm seeing.
>> Assume the page is not being painted (e.g. the window is minimized).  Is
>> there a way to turn the "live" items into dead ones so they can be flushed?
>>  Obviously the instant we repaint we will have to obtain these again.
>> Even if this is possible, it might be _too_ aggressive, but first I just
>> wonder if it can be done at all.
> It appears that FontCache::invalidate() does this based on the
> implementation - is that correct?  I'm not seeing any callers (but that
> might just be Visual Studio being stupid).

We're talking about the object cache ("cache()" rather than "fontCache()").

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