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Subject: Re: is the

Author: Tom Kerrigan

Date: 16:28:59 07/22/98

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On July 22, 1998 at 13:05:45, Roberto Waldteufel wrote:

>Thank you, this is very enlightening. It hadn't occurred to me that an OS could
>be so dumb, but then I guess this is Brand M we are talking about here. Do you

Sorry to rain on your Microsoft-bashing parade, but the practice isn't really
"dumb." If you use a few programs, pages are going to be swapped in and out left
and right, and chances that you'll have 50 MB of contiguous pages swapped in
right when you run your chess program are slim to none.

>know of any good way to avoid this problem? I suppose I could make the program
>access each hash table entry before the game begins, but then the user would
>have to wait for all the swapping before commencing play.

Well, the end user can either wait before he starts the game or after. There are
pros and cons to each, but to me, the decision is a no-brainer: swap your
program in, THEN run it.


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