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SubjectRe: [OT] No Swap. Re: [BUG 2.6.90-test5] kernel shits itself with 48mb ram under moderate load
Mr. James W. Laferriere wrote:
>>>Yes, it should. If you have 0.25GB, it can be copied into cache. If you
>>>have 0.125GB, it doesn't fit there.
>> So you want to say to effectively copy (or whatever) 40GB harddrive I
>>have to have 40GB of RAM? Ridiculous.
>> Especially if copying is done in 4k lumps. (cp's default buffer)
>><sarcasm flavour=sad> Hopefully not everyone shares your opinion. </sarcasm>
> If I am correct , I beleive he is speaking of the amount of
> MEMORY needed to cache the copy of file data WITHOUT a swap
> partit. or file .

Probably I have misunderstood.
Can you once again explain it to me - slowly.

Ihar 'Philips' Filipau / with best regards from Saarbruecken.
"... and for $64000 question, could you get yourself vaguely
familiar with the notion of on-topic posting?"
-- Al Viro @ LKML

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