Here I Am

From: Ethan Dicks <>
Date: Wed Jan 30 17:26:23 2002

--- Sipke de Wal <> wrote:
> It's amazing how stable the win$ucks platform is given the principle
> that it does not reclaim allocated memory back to the OS if it is
> not absolutly certain it's safe! Ok, you're left with a memory leak
> there, but you can always reboot the bastard every other day ;=)

It's probably due to the DOSish origins of Windows. UNIX always
required an MMU of some sort (Minix being the one exception I can
think of off the top of my head). As a result, UNIX always cleaned
up when a process ended. AmigaDOS, which requires no MMU, is
terrible for slow memory leaks. There's lots of docs about how
to detect leaks and how to estimate what you forgot to give up
by comparing common system structure sizes to your leakages.


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Received on Wed Jan 30 2002 - 17:26:23 GMT

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