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posted by alexfru(R), USA, 19.08.2016, 08:55

> (This is almost too trivial or redundant to even mention, but alas ....)
>
> Your main Github page points to this (now broken) link:
>
> CWSDPMI: http://homer.rice.edu/~sandmann/cwsdpmi/

The entire homer isn't accessible. Odd.

> But you can still find it on DJGPP mirrors under
> /current/v2misc/
> .
>
> It's also recently been mirrored on
> iBiblio
> for FreeDOS.

Yeah, I can link to e.g. DJGPP's servers.

> Another related issue is your wiki section regarding this:
>
> > -maxheap <number> Specifies the maximum heap size (in bytes)
> > for DPMI programs. To be used with option -dosp. If the option isn't
> > given, the linker assumes 16777216 (16MB). The number can be decimal,
> > hex or octal. The program may receive a heap whose size is smaller
> > than this number (e.g. if there isn't this much free DPMI memory;
> > Windows XP can provide up to ~1GB of DPMI memory while Windows Vista/7
> > is known to limit DPMI memory to 16MB).
>
> I haven't used 32-bit Windows in several years, since my Vista laptop died,
> but AFAIK the limit was (default) 32 MB, only adjustable (with SP1) with a
> registry hack. "Add registry entry 'DpmiLimit' with large enough
> value to Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\WOW
> ".

It's probably a typo (I want to check with my 32-bit Windows 7). I was probably thinking of DOSBox at the time or about the -maxheap default.

 

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