|02-20-2014, 11:16 PM||#1|
Join Date: Jun 2011
Device: Entourage Pocket eDGe, Entourage eDGe, Samsung Galaxy Note II
Performance Boost: Enabling Dalvik's JIT compiler and increasing heap size<- Read :)
Hey, I forgot you can't change the titles of a post after the initial posting. So I am posting the bit about the Dalvik VM JIT I just noticed on my PE as well as heap size so more people see it.
Some light reading on Dalvik's JIT compiler.
Android 2.2 added a JIT (Just-In-Time) compiler to the Dalvik VM. Dalvik is the interpreter that is the heart of Android and runs all your apps. (It is being superseded by ART in latest Android releases)
I was digging around in my build.prop looking for more stuff to do to my PE to try and get as much performance as I could out of the poor old thing when I noticed the Dalvik execution mode line. I did some googling and read up on Dalvik some and decided to try changing it to the JIT instead of the default failsafe "fast" mode. My Linpack results went from 3.1-3.2 MFLOPS average to 5.1-5.2MFLOPS which is a pretty drastic
The other thing I changed in my build.prop was the Dalvik heap size.I doubled the default heap size to 256MB from 128MB that is the default. The Dalvik heap size adjusts how much memory a Dalvik VM instance can use. The more memory a single app can use, the less often Dalvik has to run through its garbage collection routines. This takes a load off the CPU and may be one reason my PE has seemed so much snappier. This may just be placebo, though. It shouldn't cause any harm and the PE has 512MB of RAM to play with so... worth doing, imo.
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