[lkml]   [1998]   [Dec]   [17]   [last100]   RSS Feed
Views: [wrap][no wrap]   [headers]  [forward] 
Messages in this thread
SubjectRE: swap cache
On Thu, 17 Dec 1998, Tony Hoyle wrote:

> > Linux supports such easily enough; create a ramdisk, create a swapfile
> > on the ramdisk, and then activate it.
> Is it me or is this the most singularly silly idea ever....

In general, yes.

> RAM runs short, so the system starts swapping bits of itself out to RAM
> to free more RAM up.

In the old days of Windog 3.1, you /could/ actually improve performance
on a 6Mb 486 [1] by putting a 4Mb swapfile on a doublespaced 2Mb RAM disk.

I believe that there were compressed swap patches available at one time,


[1] 386s didn't have quite enough CPU to make this worthwhile.

To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe linux-kernel" in
the body of a message to
Please read the FAQ at

 \ /
  Last update: 2005-03-22 13:46    [W:0.129 / U:0.292 seconds]
©2003-2018 Jasper Spaans|hosted at Digital Ocean and TransIP|Read the blog|Advertise on this site