bluefin <desertcamel.chen@xxxxxx> writes
>The abovementioned is one of the definitions found in
>See the following PS code:
>PS R:\> [environment]::WorkingSet
>Q1. 'WorkingSet' is a static property in technical term. What is the
>meaning of 'WorkingSet' in layman term?
>Q2. The result shows '12578816', which I think it is in terms of
>bytes, but what does it refer to?
In a virtual memory system (which include Windows), a process has a
large virtual memory space, but often much/some of that virtual memory
is not actually in use. The part of the virtual memory that is in
physical memory is the working set.
Windows constantly attempts to trim the working set (freeing up
physical memory for other processes). Sometimes the aspplication
running in the process does not need the page(s) that the memory manager
just trimmed. Other times, the application does need the page(s) and
take the pages back.
Hope this makes sense.