Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 11th May 2009 20:43 UTC
Windows SuperFetch is a technology in Windows Vista and onwards that is often misunderstood. I decided to delve into this technology to see what it is all about, and to dispel some of the myths surrounding this feature.
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kerframil
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2005-07-13

I think it's stupid for the system to automatically use up as much RAM as it can. That just causes more paging, flushing, and disc I/O (the most expensive operation).

No it isn't, no it doesn't. Please read up on the page cache and demand paging mechanisms, and how the Linux VM works in general.

Thus, a sensible middle ground is best, like Linux does.

No it doesn't, really. As mentioned in my previous post, this misapprehension can only be based on the fact that you are not generating enough of a workload.

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