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SIZING UP THE REGISTRY

By BigMarty ·
The following was a Windows NT Tip TechMails regarding the size of the registry:

You're probably familiar with using Regedt32 to tweak registry settings so that your NT system performs just as you like. What you may not realize, however, is that there are registry settings that apply to the registry itself that can also impact performance.

Registry data is stored in the page pool, an area of physical memory used for system data that can be written to disk when not in use. In looking at the registry key HKEY_Local_Machine\System\CurrentControlSet\Control, you'll find a setting called RegistrySizeLimit. This setting establishes the maximum amount of page pool space (also known as the paging file) that can be used by registry data fromall applications. It is designed to assure that the registry doesn't eat up space needed by processes.

By default, the value of RegistrySizeLimit is set to 25 percent of the size of the page pool. Typically, the page pool is set at 32 MB, so your registry entry would be 8 MB. You can edit this entry to give the registry up to 80 percent of the page pool (which can be helpful for intensive graphics applications, for example).

Note: As always, we'll remind you that registry editing can berisky, so be sure you have a verified backup before making any changes.

When I looked for this setting in the registry key it was not there. What should the settings be for the VALUE ENTRY (given the values that are used in the article above).
Thank you,
-Marty-

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by rawright In reply to SIZING UP THE REGISTRY

Just a note - your posting piqued my curiosity, so I did a search on the entire registry. No such key exists in Win2K, either...

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by BigMarty In reply to SIZING UP THE REGISTRY

This reply did not answer my question...but it did confirm that this key does not exits in the Registry (either NT 4.0 or Win2K.

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