[RC5] Windows client and pause while running defrag

EnoJon enojon at delphi.com
Sat Dec 30 00:24:42 EST 2000


Yup the arbitrary program "pause" is wonderful--even on a Mac,
you can pause while indexing a volume or working with other
cpu-hog.



Arne Heizmann wrote:

> > Wouldn't it be possible to solve both of these problems by adding a
> > client configuration option to specify the executable to check for
> > (instead of default defrag.exe), and to suspend only disk access
> > (logging?, checkpointing), except for buffer access and thus keep on
> > working?
>
> Dnetc will still have to access the memory frequently, and so does defrag.
> I'm afraid there isn't much dnetc can do to stop Windows from swapping,
> unless you have a real lot of memory for Windows to waste. I have seen
> machines which had so little memory that defrag would never get past 10%
> because it always had to swap. Fortunately Norton SpeedDisk exists.
>
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