release and thoughts

Tommy Hallgren
Tue, 22 Aug 1995 08:31:43 MET-1MEST

> On Fri, 18 Aug 1995, Tommy Hallgren wrote:
> > Billy Tanksley wrote:
> > > If you force virtual memory on everything, 
> > > many things will have trouble.  If you only provide virtual memory as a 
> > > service to things that need it, nothing will break.  (Simplified case.  
> > > Murphy's law may apply otherwise in some finite states.)
> > I don't think this is true. There are quite a few programs for the Amiga that
> > gives you true virtual memory with no loss of speed. So I guess you are 
> > wrong, a system with vm isn't neccessary slower than a system without vm.
> I didn't say that VM was slower in any universal sense.  It does slow 
> certain things down at certain times, though (for example, while it's 
> swapping).

The alternative to swapping is 'Out of memory'. :-) And besides, since the 
drive is slow and reading/writing to/from it takes not much CPU, other running 
tasks can use the time.

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