The Installation Documentation on JVM heap size confused me for a little bit, and I wanted to see if you guys could clarify the docs at some point. Somehow while watching the forums and reading the Install docs I got the impression that the Linux JVM didn’‘t need to have it’'s heap size adjusted manually, when in fact it does.
So, I’'m requesting that the Custom Parameters section in the Install docs be split off or that a clearer explanation of the JVM heap settings be provided so that it accurately reflects the need for Linux admins to tune the JVM heap as well.
It might also be helpful to warn users not to create an unnecessarily large heap size so that the GC won’'t have to work harder than it needs to. I found the following pages helpful in looking into this heap stuff: