strange behaviour when writing a large amount of data on stdout

Bengt Richter bokr at
Thu Nov 24 15:34:49 CET 2005

On 24 Nov 2005 03:22:26 -0800, "bonono at" <bonono at> wrote:

>Bengt Richter wrote:
>> If windows has been running a long time (a few days or a week may be long ;-) it
>> may get fragmented in some smallish memory arena reserved for special things (I forgot
>> what versions, but I wouldn't be surprised if something still had s specialized limit).
>I know it is a tease and not serious but I run my XP for weeks without
>rebooting without any problem, just using the sleep/suspend/resume. So
>it really is myth that Windows cannot be running long with reboot.
Depends on what you run ;-) Maybe how many times buggy apps die in unusual ways.
Or worse, buggy drivers. Your car might have bad 4-wheel drive that you never used,
so you thought your car reliable ;-)

Bengt Richter

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