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Date: Tue, 2 Nov 93 16:52:06 -0500
From: DJ Delorie <dj AT ctron DOT com>
To: alvin AT top DOT cis DOT syr DOT edu
Cc: djgpp AT sun DOT soe DOT clarkson DOT edu
Subject: Re: page size question

>   I understand that go32 handles paging the virtual memory in and out of real
>   memory.

Correct.

>   Is it possible to adjust the page size for go32.exe?

The page size is fixed by the 80386 architecture.  When a page fault
happens, however, go32 may choose to page in more than one page in
anticipation of future faults.  The current maximum is four pages, or
16k.

>   For some program a larger page szie and a small number of pages will provide
>   higher performance.  For database like program, a small page size with
>   a large number of pages may help.

It is not currently runtime configurable.


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