LiveCode and SQLite performace

JB sundown at
Tue Jul 28 15:59:54 EDT 2015

Okay I did not remember your statement
correctly.  But I have noticed after 50%
things start slowing down a little.  And if
I get to 20% they have slowed down a lot.
I do agree at 10% you are risking damage
but I would say from the poor performance
I have seen at 20% it suggest the drive is
rising damage.  30% and above seems to
work a lot better for me.  Even 10% seems
to be a lot of wasted space since on a 1TB
drive that is around 100gb.  That is how it
works for me and it is not limited to 1 drive.
As for the memory I usually only have one
app open at a time so that is not a problem.

John Balgenorth

On Jul 28, 2015, at 8:49 AM, Bob Sneidar <bobsneidar at> wrote:

> You do not remember correctly. What I said (if I am remembering correctly) is that you need at least the size of your memory free and then some. This is because your OS will page out your memory into virtual memory, which is just a disk cache. But other apps also need room to grow for other things. I have always maintained that 10% is a red line you should never cross without risking damage to the OS or other apps data.
> Bob S
> On Jul 24, 2015, at 08:19 , Richard Gaskin <ambassador at<mailto:ambassador at>> wrote:
> If I remember correctly Bob Sneidar said that a
> you need at least 1/2 of your hard drive as free
> space to run efficiently.  So if you have a drive
> with 500 GB you need 250 GB or more free
> space on the drive.  Anything below that and
> it normal operations like opening files will be
> slower.  I have used more space than 1/2 and
> the more I use the slower it gets.  Sometimes
> you can speed things up a little by relaunching
> the Finder.  That can be done using the Force
> Quit option.  If it speeds things up it will only be
> a temporary fix.
> John Balgenorth
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