XP Home vs. Pro vs. Embedded
revlist at azurevision.co.uk
Thu Sep 14 05:23:35 CDT 2006
It might not be *your* program that's having problems. :-(
I'm not that knowledgeable when it comes to Windows, but leaving the
Task Manager open so that you can see what resources different apps
are using would probably be a good start. Then leave it all running
and wait until there are problems. Don't you just love intermittent
P.S. A notorious example of memory leaks on OS X is Safari - if you
leave your computer up for long periods of time Safari can easily hit
more than a GB of RAM after being open for a few days, even after you
close most of the tabs and windows...
On 14 Sep 2006, at 10:39, Richard Miller wrote:
> This sounds like a possible culprit for the problem in our
> application. Is there a way to find out what is causing this or to
> verify it is occurring? Any code that can be written in? Any
> specific places in the code to look for it?
> Again, what we are experiencing is the program bogging down or
> simply freezing up at various points throughout a day, but never at
> the same place. This is in runtime mode only.... not in the
> development environment. No programming bugs show up there.
> On Sep 14, 2006, at 5:27 AM, Ian Wood wrote:
>> Memory leaks are where a program grabs memory when needed, but
>> doesn't release all of it afterwards. If the machine is up for a
>> long time, even a minor memory leak can tie up all available RAM,
>> bogging down the whole machine.
>> On 14 Sep 2006, at 10:23, Richard Miller wrote:
>>> Can you explain what you mean by a memory leak and how that
>>> effects stability?
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