[rescue] G4 pricing

Lionel Peterson lionel4287 at verizon.net
Fri Aug 18 08:56:12 CDT 2006

>From: Michael Parson <mparson at bl.org>
>Date: 2006/08/17 Thu PM 03:38:34 CDT
>To: The Rescue List <rescue at sunhelp.org>
>Subject: Re: [rescue] G4 pricing

>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.

Amidst the piles of hair lying in clumps on the floor no doubt...

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