Re: The 'Harvard Architecture' was a better concept as it turns out
"...OS never cared..."
The poor quality of OS code is revealed by, just one clear example, the relationship of RAM size and Hibernation files.
If your PC has 2GB of RAM, when you put it into hibernation, the resultant hibernation saved state file will be about 2GB.
If your PC has 4GB of RAM, when you put it into hibernation, the resultant hibernatiion saved state file will be about 4GB.
It's obvious that the OS has no idea which parts of memory are actually being used (something it plays a role in managing), so it has to save the entire RAM space, including many GBs of zeroes, as part of the saved state. Can't even be bothered to compress it to save time.
It's 2015, and they still haven't figured out something as trivial as this. Pathetic!
Am I the only person on Earth that's noticed that adding RAM to a PC makes it slower to go into and out of hibernation mode?