[24hoursupport] XP Swap File Question

  • From: "Ron Allen" <chizotz@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: 24hoursupport@xxxxxxxxxxxxx, 24hoursupport@xxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Thu, 12 Jun 2003 13:34:11 -0400

Hello Group,

Does anyone know how efficiently Windows XP manages 
multiple swap files on different physical drives?

The question came up simultaneously at work and on a 
developers list I belong to. XP allows you to have a swap 
file on every drive, if you want. The questions that came 
up specifically are (1) if the aggregate swap file space 
on multiple drives is the same as the allocated space on 
the C:\ drive, will there be any performance degradation, 
and (2) is XP smart enough to select which swap file to 
use to maximize efficiency, i.e. not one on the current 
active drive, one that is large enough for the current 
task without spanning swap files, etc. 

A third question that came up is, is it possible to 
manipulate/choose what swap file to use for a specific 
task from a .net program (C++ or C#). 

Basically, how do multiple swap files work under XP?


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