64bit memory stress-testing

September 6, 2011

Developing x64 plugins on windows?

Need to check that your stuff works when memory gets full (i.e. when you’re operating over the 2GB threshold) ?

Here, have OneGig! It’s a 64bit VST2 that allocates 1gb of ram per instance. Easy!

Now you can memory-load your DAW for testing as you please! And yes, if you only have 4GB of ram, the third instance will make your computer CRAWL as it attempts to swap a whole bunch of ram to disk ;)

Attached is the source, plus a 64bit VST2 build for windows (by far the most useful version).

OneGigSource

OneGB VST2 x64.dll

Enjoy!

 

2 Responses to “64bit memory stress-testing”

  1. Is this the new product that’s been in beta? I heard that when you load down the memory in your computer it gets that nice tube sag! Kidding, of course. Or am I?

  2. Haha, no. Just rolled that out this morning, after realising that it was a fantastic way to track down bugs. ;)

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