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SubjectRe: Partition Sizing

On Fri, 23 Jul 1999, Mike A. Harris wrote:

> It is called a ramdisk. I believe there is a howto. I can't see

memfs != ramdisk. Moreover, arguments below are pretty much void - memfs
doesn't grab the chunk of RAM to hold. Its blocks can be paged out, on
the same basis as pages of any process.

> how in todays technology age that ANY ramdisk speeds up ANY
> system for ANY reason though. The memory is better used as
> cache, etc... Forcing it to ramdisk needlessly wastes the unused
> space IMHO.

You do not force it.

> I've yet to see anyone provide useful benchmark results that show
> benefits of running ramdisks.

Sure, but it's *not* a ramdisk you are thinking of. Memfs has its
suckitude but it's completely different one.

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