[rescue] G4 pricing

Michael Parson mparson at bl.org
Thu Aug 17 15:38:34 CDT 2006

On Thu, Aug 17, 2006 at 03:24:21PM -0500, Lionel Peterson wrote:
>> 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...

No, that screaming you heard was me, watching it compile.

Michael Parson
mparson at bl.org

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