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Extra systems in world load
Date: Mon, 30 Oct 89 09:37:00 MST
From: firstname.lastname@example.org (David R. Strip)
What are the disadvantages of adding a large, infrequently used
system (e.g., Macsyma) to a world load (on a 3645, to be
precise)? Presumably this increases boot time, but does it
have other nasty performance hits once it has been ignored for
a long time?
It will increase the size of the world load on disk, and slightly
increase the boot time, but it shouldn't have much effect on runtime
performance. Programs that aren't used will just sit on disk, waiting
to be paged in.