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Re: R5000 Unused memory (was: R4000SC...)

To: Mitchell Blank Jr <>,,
Subject: Re: R5000 Unused memory (was: R4000SC...)
Date: Wed, 4 Nov 1998 05:57:31 +0100
In-reply-to: <>; from Mitchell Blank Jr on Thu, Oct 22, 1998 at 07:44:42PM -0500
References: <> <> <> <1998102010305 <> <> <> <> <> <>
On Thu, Oct 22, 1998 at 07:44:42PM -0500, Mitchell Blank Jr wrote:

> Eric Jorgensen wrote:
> >     Yes and no. Personally I find the concept of running a modern system
> > without available swap somewhat perilous.
> What about if you don't have any disk nor any rw filesystems?  Not unusual
> in imbedded applications.  The only way to get around it now apparently is
> to set up a ram disk and swap to that -- hardly effecient or useful
> (except in the case where some RAM is slower).
> A typical UNIX workstation or server should always have swap -- there are
> always some gettys or something that might as well be swapped out to make
> room for more disk cache.  There are applications, however, where swap
> is just not an option.

Linux cannot swap to NFS, so that behaviour in absence is pretty much a
showstopper for diskless apps.


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