Thread: windows 7 memory leak...
August 6th, 2009, 02:08 PM #1
windows 7 memory leak...
i just received this in my macworld newsletter thought i would share it with you all.
Windows 7 massive memory leak confirmed, could delay release
Infoworld confirms that a massive memory leak bug is present in Windows 7 OS Core File System
Macworld's sister site, Infoworld, has just confirmed that Windows 7 has a bug that causes a massive memory leak. The bug is serious enough for InfoWorld to question the current release date for Windows 7.
InfoWorld's tests of the final Windows 7 version (the RTM, or "release to manufacturing") confirms a massive memory leak that occurs when the chkdsk.exe utility is run. Chkdsk.exe scans the PC's hard drives looking for errors in the files and file structures. The memory leak -- which can cause the PC to stop operating -- occurs when chkdsk.exe is run on secondary disks, as opposed to the disk Windows is installed on.
The bug was first reported this morning at several Web sites. Microsoft is due to ship Windows 7 on Oct. 22, and it finalized the Windows RTM in mid-July.
InfoWorld contributing editor Randall C. Kennedy describes his test results today in his Enterprise Desktop blog. Kennedy notes that the bug is more likely to affect IT administrators than everyday users, since admins are more likely to run Windows 7's diagnostic and repair functions. But he speculates that the bug may affect the core NTFS file system, either delaying the planned Windows 7 release date or causing IT to hold off on deploying Windows 7 until Microsoft issues a patch or service pack.there's someone in my head but its not me
August 7th, 2009, 07:25 AM #2
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Why is everyone fired up about this? It only happen in specific circumstances (running chkdsk with multi-disks). Does it need to be fixed YES! But, to condemn the whole OS because of this seems extreme."Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it." - George Santayana
August 7th, 2009, 07:33 AM #3
Ditto. With all the patches that fix little things like: "a malicious hacker could gain unauthorized access and control your pc" no one ever says ->Turn off your pc and don't ever use it againImagine a world where dogs took bad owners to the pound...
August 7th, 2009, 10:50 AM #4
same as, i am using win 7 and am happy with it, just thought i would share what i was sent in my macworld newsletterthere's someone in my head but its not me
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