[rescue] G4 pricing

Lionel Peterson lionel4287 at verizon.net
Thu Aug 17 15:24:21 CDT 2006

>From: Michael Parson <mparson at bl.org>
>Date: 2006/08/17 Thu PM 01:41:57 CDT
>To: The Rescue List <rescue at sunhelp.org>
>Subject: Re: [rescue] G4 pricing

>On Thu, Aug 17, 2006 at 07:34:59PM +0100, Peter Corlett wrote:
>> On 17 Aug 2006, at 19:28, Lionel Peterson wrote:
>> [...]
>> > Wouldn't you get a speedy system if you put your page/swap file in  
>> > a RAMDISK defined in main memory? It's faster than HDs, right???
>> You may jest, but it does help on some platforms that have fairly  
>> cruddy virtual memory systems.
>On my old VAX that only had 8 megs of ram, running NetBSD, I had it
>swapping to an NFS mounted RAMdisk on another box...

It must have SCREAMED once it had a bigger memory space...


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