[WriteLog] RE: Software Memory Leak (maybe!)

Steve Baron - KB3MM Steve Baron - KB3MM" <SteveBaron@starlinx.com
Fri, 4 Jan 2002 01:29:18 -0000

The problems comes as allocating too much address space for disk caching.

It does not chew up RAM, but depletes address space, a whole different

Has nothing to do with swap file.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Mark and Beth Mowery" <mowery@shianet.org>
To: "Gerry Hull" <windev@inetmarket.com>
Cc: "Writelog mailing list" <writelog@contesting.com>
Sent: Thursday, January 03, 2002 21:03
Subject: Re: [WriteLog] RE: Software Memory Leak (maybe!)

> Hi Gerry,
> There is a bug in some versions of Windows that manifests itself if you
> large amounts of RAM, like you do.  The operating system gobbles up memory
> for swap files until it actually takes over enough to cause your system to
> report that it has a memory problem.  Pretty ironic that adding memory
> creates a memory shortage, hi.  I've noticed it a few times on my PIII
> 512 M of RAM.  I read about this in PC Magazine months ago, so if you're
> interested, a search of their web site might give you more details.  I'm
> sorry, but that's about all I can remember of the article.
> One other thing I do recall is that they recommend manually setting the
> memory available for Windows to use as swap files to see if that cures the
> problem.
> Mark AA8TC
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