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Subject: Re: is the

Author: Tom Kerrigan

Date: 20:08:02 07/24/98

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On July 24, 1998 at 16:33:03, Robert Hyatt wrote:

>Bottom line is that *any* system ought to behave like this, and I can't imagine
>Win95 not doing so, based on my infrequent interactions with it.  But it might
>not be nearly as "smart" as unix overall.  In any case, I can start Crafty on my
>P6 and get the first move before a single second elapses on the clock.  Many
>complain about Crafty on Win95, but when they throttle back the hash table size,
>the problem seems to go away, at least the reported 10 second delay to get
>started becomes 1 or 2 seconds instead.

Hmmm... I thought this might be because of Win95's disk cache, but then it
wouldn't make any sense for smaller hash tables to work better (because the disk
cache supposedly uses all of the "unused" RAM) and there's probably a
write-through disk cache policy anyway.

I guess Win95 might just be bigger than LINUX...

Cheers,
Tom



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