From: Rob Hill (robhill at domain indigo.ie)
Date: Mon 19 Apr 1999 - 17:16:08 IST
Niall O Broin wrote:
because you most likely don't have enough
> RAM to buffer all that I/O - if you do, why bitch about Netscape's miserable 48M ?
I'm running a dual PII350 with 256MB ram. When I come in here and
download my mail (regularily 100+ tiny ilug emails) for each and every
single one of them I get a disk grunt and a mouse lock-up.
And of course there's ways to bypass the normal disk I/O - AFAIK
syslogd does it for every line of certain logs....
Netscape is now up to 51202k and will continue to grow....I heard that
It has some very bad memory leaks.....
> As to why you've got so little space for buffering, Netscape's miserable 48M might
> have something to do with that.
I don't consider 48M a 'miserable' amount of memory - for what it
(Netscape) does - when you consider that you can run a whole operating
system from a few floppies (with a full implementation of the networking
stack) netscape's 50 plus (and growing) Mb points to bad code.
> Kindest regards,
-- You can do this in a number of ways. IBM chose to do all of them. Why do you find that funny? -- D. Taylor, Computer Science 350
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