dencorso, on 13 April 2012 - 11:07 AM, said:
A Suffusion of Red indeed!
USERMaxHeapSize does work, but it seems, most if not all our resource issues stem just from too little a GDIMaxHeapSize, so it seems to do nothing. And thanks for reporting 8M works!
I understand you've got no red light from it, right?
Well, I deleted RP due to its messing up my quick launch / task bar. So I can't say about the coloured lights, however, see below ...
loblo, on 13 April 2012 - 11:50 AM, said:
Here it's always been the user resources that have been the main problem and that's why I deeply regret Tihiy didn't finally implement user salvation in RP (as gdi salvation works wonders).
Btw, if you can get your hands on some copy of the old McAffee Nuts & Bolts utilities (sold under various names and packaging), you'll find in it the WinGauge monitoring utility, which is AFAIK (you'll let me know if this is wrong) the only utility showing separately the use of the 16bit and 32bit resource heaps. It also shows use of GDT and LDT (GDT is never an issue).
And Dencorso, I don't think it's accurate at all to say that too little a GDIMaxHeapSize is the main issue with resources as this the 32bit heap and when things go wrong, in my observation, it's always because of the depletion of the 16bit heaps which are limited to 64k.
Well, I'd not heard of Mcafee "Nuts & Bolts" nor "WinGauge" before, however, I've managed to track down an evaluation copy at some academic/teaching site :
This file seems to have originally been available here (defunct URL) : http://download.mcaf...9x/NB0201AD.EXE
Anyway, after figuring out how to use "WinGauge" (wgpro32.exe), I'm impressed by the range of parameters it can monitor or report. Your assertion that the 16-bit GDI and User resources are most critical seems to be true. As I write this, the 16-bit versions are showing about 40% usage, whereas the 32-bit versions are showing less than 10% usage. However, resource leakage hasn't occurred (much) yet, so that situation may change. Also, GDT shows 1% usage and LDT shows 37% usage.
This post has been edited by jds: 14 April 2012 - 05:51 AM