From: Tom MacIntyre
Subject: Re: Acrobat easily handles giant files, was Re: J. Millman, C. C. Halkias. Integrated Electronics
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Date: Fri, 04 Oct 2002 09:35:41 GMT
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On 3 Oct 2002 19:06:03 -0700, Winfield Hill
> John Woodgate wrote...
>> Winfield Hill wrote
>>> No problem. That's 5574 pages, including the original datasheets.
>> Yes, but we don't believe your computer would DARE to misbehave. (;-)
> Oh John, how I wish that was true! At the end of the session, my
> computer refused to shut off. First Acrobat refused to shutdown
> and I had to use the 3-finger salute to bring up task manager and
> force it to shutdown. After this Rundll32 repeatedly performed an
> illegal operation, preventing shutdown. This was revealed to be an
> invalid-page fault in GDI.exe, but to little avail - I was forced
> to use a 10-second power-button hold-in to shut off my computer.
> Was this due to the huge Acrobat files? I doubt it. Remember, not
> even the Resource Meter could load.
I agree that the size of these files was not overly responsible for
the crash. Windows 9x crashes like that anyway, because there are 2
64k heaps of memory available for managing files and applications, no
matter how much RAM you have, and sometimes that space is not returned
completely when a program doesn't need it anymore.
XP and W2k use memory in somewhat different fashion, and so they can
run for longer periods without crashing.
> - Win