OT memory too cheap to pass up

From: Cameron Kaiser <spectre_at_stockholm.ptloma.edu>
Date: Sat Jan 27 18:46:36 2001

> Yoo ain't foolin' me, boy. How else would you explain that my IIci immediately
> recognised the 16 MB I added into it (before, it had only run on 8), and
> immediately found a way for the OS to take over the absolute majority of that
> memory, leaving me with about as much (little) free memory as before.

Because, IIRC, the MacOS kernel is partially compressed and uncompresses
itself to whatever amount will comfortably fit in memory (at least in System
7). When I had 4MB in my IIsi, MacOS took up 2.2MB. When I had eight, it went
to 3.9. This also accounts for the speed increase you see by stuffing more
memory into older Macs (observations made on System 7.1.2).

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