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Old 03-15-2004, 08:55 PM   #1
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Application / memory management


Hi,

I have memory to spare at the moment, and there are a few things i would like to experiment with, i.e application / memory management, just as windows XP loads MS Office programs / IE into memory before the program is executed, I would like to be able to load e.g mozilla, evolution etc... into memory so when I start the program it loads alot faster than it currently does...

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Old 03-16-2004, 06:45 PM   #2
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Old 03-17-2004, 04:14 PM   #3
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well, I have posted the same question in another forum, and I had a few answers, so I will post them here in case anyone else is interested in achieving the same thing. If anyone has anything else to add it would be greatly appreciated.

Response 1

Konqueror on KDE has a "preload" option which will preload one or more instances of itself so that it can appear to start up instantly.

Other than that, you can try setting the "sticky" bit on application binaries (chmod +t). This keeps an applications' text segment in memory so it doesn't need to be loaded again a second time. Of course, this means it needs to be loaded the first time but I imagine you could do something in the start up scripts to start and stop things once the sticky bit is set.

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Response 2

Hi,

If you have memory to spare, how about creating a virtual disk in memory (like memdisk did under dos)?

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well, the sticky bit will be interesting to try, but I would also like to toy with the idea of creating a startup script that creates a ram disk on the fly, and mounts the application onto the ram disk... Imagine how cool that would be for gamers!! (if you had enough free memory, but I can't imagine I would be doing anything else that would require much ram appart from whoopin ass at Far Cry when it comes out!! YEAH!). Has anyone else attempted to do anything like this?

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