beginthread and paging file size
Posted on 2000-04-04
I am using _beginthread in my program with a classical statement like:
_beginthread(start_func, 0, this);
where "start_func" is some static class member, and "this" points to another class from where beginthread is called. When I first compiled and ran the program (VC 6.0, Windows NT), my beginthread kept failing with error code 1455 - "insufficient paging file size". I had to TRIPLE the paging file size before this problem disappeared.
Why does it need so much space (virtual memory, I assume)? Is this anyhow related to the actual size of the class pointed by "this" that I am passing to the thread (even though I am passing a pointer) ??
Are there any other ways to minimize the amount of virt. memory required by a thread without inflating the paging files???