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SubjectRe: About the need of a swap area
On Sat, 27 Jul 2002, Ville Herva wrote:

> cache. This can help tremendously, since RAM is ~1000 times faster than
> harddisk.

Much more.

The latency difference seems to be on the order of 100000 times.
It is the latency we care about because that determines how long
the CPU cannot do anything useful but has to wait.

Rik
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