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Offline cURIOUSgEORGE

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Extensions Onboot............
« on: January 17, 2011, 11:36:51 PM »
 If I set my extensions for Onboot are they just simply mounted at boot or are they also taken up ram "always running" through out my whole time of being logged on?

I would think that they are always running but I'm not 100% sure.

Clarification ?

Offline Guy

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Re: Extensions Onboot............
« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2011, 12:42:32 AM »
If they are OnBoot, they are mounted, and the part of the application needed to start it, is in ram. The application is not running.

If they are OnDemand, they do not take up ram.
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Offline cURIOUSgEORGE

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Re: Extensions Onboot............
« Reply #2 on: January 18, 2011, 12:51:36 AM »
Hmmm but does it stay in ram until I log off or just for a minute?

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Re: Extensions Onboot............
« Reply #3 on: January 18, 2011, 01:10:48 AM »
Anything in OnBoot stays in ram the entire time the computer is running.

I run most applications in OnDemand.
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Offline Juanito

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Re: Extensions Onboot............
« Reply #4 on: January 18, 2011, 01:34:12 AM »
You can also load an entire extension to ram using apps audit to set copy2ram.flg and copy2ram.lst

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Re: Extensions Onboot............
« Reply #5 on: January 18, 2011, 02:52:59 AM »
There is no very simple answer to this question, as it would depend on parameters of specific scenario.

1. The mode used plays a role, if extensions are located in tmpfs - using shared memory, which RAM is making up a part of - or not.

2. It may depend on the characteristics of the specific extension (what exactly it is supposed to do when onboot).
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