Sets the default initial size of a segment in 64-bit LispWorks.
set-default-segment-size gen-num allocation-type size-in-mb => segment-size
An integer between 0 and 3, inclusive.
A number, or
set-default-segment-size sets the default initial size of a segment for a specific generation and allocation type.
The default initial size is also used as the default size for enlargement of the segment.
allocation-type can be any of the allocation types. However, if allocation-type is
:non-pointer-big, this function has no effect.
If size-in-mb is a number, it specifies the size in megabytes. If size-in-mb is
set-default-segment-size returns the default initial segment size without altering it.
The returned value, segment-size, is the previous default initial segment size.
During automatic garbage collections (GCs) the system collects an ephemeral generation when any of its segments for the main allocation types is full. Thus the size of the segments defines the frequency of GCs in these generations.
set-default-segment-size is implemented only in 64-bit LispWorks. It is not relevant to the Memory Management API in 32-bit implementations, where enlarge-generation is available.
LispWorks User Guide and Reference Manual - 13 Feb 2015