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Date: Mon, 18 Jul 94 18:33:48 EDT
From: peprbv AT cfa0 DOT harvard DOT edu (Bob Babcock)
To: djgpp AT sun DOT soe DOT clarkson DOT edu
Subject: Re: Performance
Reply-To: babcock AT cfa DOT harvard DOT edu

> Yes, this is the way it's supposed to work.  The paging file only grows.

In that case, is it not hopeless for an application to attempt to figure out
whether it is safe to call system()?  Even if you can figure out how much
memory you need to swap out and how much disk space is free, once a swapfile
is created, only the extender knows how much of it is actually in use.

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