First post, by Gene Wirchenko
This is a general question about memory use in DOSBox. I use DOSBox mainly to run a WordStar-style editor and a few utilities. I know that this is not the designed-for use.
I just tried to edit a file. The editor reported an out of memory error and would not load it. I thought that odd and tried another file which was even larger. That file loaded with no problem. I tried the first file again, and it failed again. Repeats did not help. I tried shutting down DOSBox and restarting it, and I was then able to load the first file.
What is going on?
I grant that it could be a bug in the editor.
When this situation happens (which is only occasionally), is there anything I can check in DOSBox?
I have been using DOSBox for many years, but I do not even know what I could check. Maybe, if DOSBox were not so reliable, I would already know how to do this. IME, DOSBox is a rather solid program.