Subject: Re: Is gcc slow? Or is our gcc slow?
To: Michael L. VanLoon -- <>
From: Curt Sampson <>
List: current-users
Date: 04/09/1996 18:02:24
On Mon, 8 Apr 1996, Michael L. VanLoon -- wrote:

> Running X, on a
> 486, with all the "standard" daemons, my machine rarely swaps unless I
> decide I need to do a bunch of other things at the same time.

YMMV, I suppose. With essentially the same configuration, I was
almost always going into swapping with 24 MB of RAM. 32 has eased
the problem quite a lot.

If you want to eat RAM, just start Netscape. If you point it at
the game of life or some similar form with a lot of boxes, etc. on
it, you can swell Netscape to 8MB or so and X to over 10 MB.


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