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SubjectRE: Best way to setup 128MB box that can only cache 64MB
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I should have also mentioned that I use this box for playing DVD's (with a
Hollywood+ card) and MP3's.

Of course linux does not need 128MB for a firewall.

-Rob

P.S. The memory zones stuff sounds very interesting and I am looking forward
to any input from the MM gods ;)

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Ryan Cumming [mailto:bodnar42@phalynx.dhs.org]
> Sent: Friday, November 02, 2001 4:53 PM
> To: Robert Lowery
> Cc: linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org
> Subject: Re: Best way to setup 128MB box that can only cache 64MB
>
>
> On November 1, 2001 20:00, Robert Lowery wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > I know most people are now having fun on 2GB+ SMP Mega666
> processor systems
> > these days ;), But unfortunately, I still only have a
> Pentium 233MMX system
> > as my firewall with 128MB RAM with the Intel 430FX chip
> which can only
> > cache the first 64MB.
> >
> > There have been lots of discussions over the years on this
> topic, but I
> > could not find any definitive answers. How should I set
> this box up to get
> > the best performance?
>
> I'm curious if zones could be of any benefit in this
> situation. Could the
> kernel be told to use memory over 64megs only if significant
> pressure is put
> on the VM, sort of like how we treat the DMA zone now? I
> suspect this will
> have much lower overhead than using the top 64megs as swap.
> Any MM gods want
> to comment?
>
> -Ryan
>
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