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BasicHttpBinding.MaxBufferPoolSize Property

Gets or sets the maximum amount of memory that is allocated for use by the manager of the message buffers that receive messages from the channel.

Namespace:  System.ServiceModel
Assembly:  System.ServiceModel (in System.ServiceModel.dll)

public long MaxBufferPoolSize { get; set; }

Property Value

Type: System.Int64
The maximum amount of memory, in bytes, available for use by the message buffer manager. The default value is 524288 (0x80000) bytes.

The BufferManager minimizes the cost of using 0buffers by using a buffer pool. Buffers are required to process messages by the service when they come out of the channel. If there is not sufficient memory in the buffer pool to process the message load, the BufferManager must allocate additional memory from the CLR heap, which increases the garbage collection overhead. Extensive allocation from the CLR garbage heap is an indication that the buffer pool size is too small and that performance can be improved with a larger allocation by increasing the MaxBufferPoolSize limit.

The following example sets this property to twice the default value.

		    BasicHttpBinding binding = new BasicHttpBinding();
		    // Use double the default value
		    binding.MaxBufferPoolSize = 0x80000 * 2;

The value of this property can also be set in the configuration file.


        <binding name="Binding1">

          <!-- set pool size to double default of 0x80000 -->
          maxBufferPoolSize = 0x100000

          <security mode="None" />



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The .NET Framework and .NET Compact Framework do not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 3.0

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 3.5