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AI recently suffered a pretty severe slowdown (namely nothing
at all could be done concerning the disk, but everything else
was fine), which MMCM traced to all the disk channels being
eaten up.  There were about 12 of them devoted to a Lisp,
in which the user was only doing "(load '((...) foo >))" type
stuff, and each time another disk channel got eaten.  No
gc'ing was done between the loads.  Apparently, all these
files were still open.

I have often noticed that my Lisp INIT file will still be
open a couple of hours into my job.  Is this a "feature"
of loading?  Is there any reason why it can't close a file
once it's been read?

Comments appreciated.