FIX: Generation 1 garbage collections and generation 2 garbage collections occur much more frequently on computers that have 2 GB or more of physical memory in the .NET Framework 1.1

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SYMPTOMS

In the Microsoft .NET Framework 1.1, generation 1 garbage collections and generation 2 garbage collections occur much more frequently on computers that have 4 gigabytes (GB) or more of physical memory than on computers that have 2 GB of physical memory.

CAUSE

This problem occurs because the GlobalMemoryStatus function that the garbage collection uses is not designed for computers that have more than 2 GB of physical memory.

RESOLUTION

Hotfix information



A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem. This hotfix might receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next software update that contains this hotfix.

To download this hotfix from the MSDN Code Gallery, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://code.msdn.microsoft.com/KB893360

Note The MSDN Code Gallery displays the languages for which the hotfix is available. If you do not see your language listed, it is because the Code Gallery resource page is not available for that language.

Note If additional issues occur or if any troubleshooting is required, you might have to create a separate service request. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for this specific hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Service and Support telephone numbers or to create a separate service request, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://support.microsoft.com/contactus/?ws=support

Prerequisites

To apply this hotfix, you must have the .NET Framework 1.1 Service Pack 1 installed on the computer.

Restart requirement

You must restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.

Hotfix replacement information

This hotfix does not replace any other hotfixes.

File information

The English version of this hotfix has the file attributes (or later file attributes) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time tool in Control Panel.
   Date         Time   Version        Size       File name
   ----------------------------------------------------------
   25-Mar-2005  23:34  1.1.4322.2310  2,138,112  Mscorlib.dll     
   29-Mar-2005  18:48  1.1.4322.2310  2,519,040  Mscorsvr.dll     
   29-Mar-2005  18:48  1.1.4322.2310  2,506,752  Mscorwks.dll

STATUS

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.

MORE INFORMATION

This hotfix uses the newer GlobalMemoryStatusEx function instead of the GlobalMemoryStatus function. The GlobalMemoryStatusEx function correctly returns the memory status on computers that have more than 4 GB of physical memory.

For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
824684 Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates

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Article ID: 893360 - Last Review: December 3, 2007 - Revision: 3.10
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft .NET Framework 1.1
  • Microsoft .NET Framework 1.1 Service Pack 1
Keywords: 
kbwinserv2003sp2fix kbqfe kbfix kbbug KB893360

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