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Maximum size of Java Object

 
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Is it true that maximum size of a Java Object is 2 giga bytes ?

What if object A contains another object B ?
Is the size of B included in the size of A ?


 
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The largest positive int is 2^31 -- i.e., about 2 billion . That places a number of limits on Java objects and code, but really, these are not very significant. What possible use could you have for a 2GB object, anyway? Aside from an array, I can't even conceive of how you'd create one.

To answer your question: that limit affects a single object, not a chain of object references. Each object has its own limit..
 
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Is the size of B included in the size of A ?



Basically, the reference to B is included in the size of A. So, for each object that your object contains, your object will be 4 bytes (8 bytes for 64 bit JVMs) larger.

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Note that there is no theoretical limit to the size of a Java object - the limit is determined by the particular implementation of the Java specification that you're using.
 
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