BUFFERS= (CONFIG.SYS Command)

                                                         Compatibility: 1.0+

 Purpose: Sets the number of disk buffers DOS will allocate.  Use to make

          certain disk intensive operations perform faster.



  Syntax: BUFFERS= n[,m]



█ŢParametersŮ█



        n is the requested number of buffers, from 1 to 99.  The default

          (when BUFFERS= is not used) is 2, 3, 10, or 15, depending on

          available memory (15 for most 640K+ systems).



        m sets how many 'look-ahead' buffers to allocate; they are used for

          reading upcoming sectors, before they are actually requested.  It

          can range from 0 to 8.  The default is 0.



█ŢTECH NotesŮ█



  ■ When DOS= HIGH, and BUFFER= is less than 48, then DOS will store the

    buffers in the HMA^.



  ■ With DOS 6.2, when DOS= HIGH, and BUFFER= is small (<10), then

    DBLSPACE.BIN will load part of itself into the HMA to conserve

    conventional memory.



  ■ It is possible to suballocate memory in the HMA (see INT 2fH 4axxH).

    However, if BUFFERS= is large, then there'll be no room in the inn.



  ■ When Smartdrv or other disk cache is active, you should minimize your

    BUFFERS= setting.



See Also: CONFIG.SYS Commands

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