odd MSVC link.exe behavior

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    odd MSVC link.exe behavior

    Every now and again, link.exe will decide that he needs to start another process of himself, which will chug for a few seconds, and then stop. Then the original link process will take much longer to finish than usual, and also use much much more memory ( usually it goes up to 500MB or so ). This is with MSVC 2003's link.exe, and will sometimes happen when only linking 1 new object file ( although I don't know if the number of new obj's actually matters ).


    Has anybody else seen this, or have any idea why it would happen?

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    This is the sort of question you search for on Microsoft's knowledge base - goto msdn.microsoft.com
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    I had searched the knowledge base, but couldn't find anything. I just realized there's a forum over there, so I'm going to ask the same question over there.

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