Subject: Re: VM in NetBSD
To: Chris G. Demetriou <cgd@nobozo.CS.Berkeley.EDU>
From: Dirk Steinberg <>
List: current-users
Date: 02/07/1994 19:30:27
>>>>> "Chris" == Chris G Demetriou <cgd@postgres.Berkeley.EDU> writes:

    >> Hi,
    >> from experience with SunOS and 386BSD I know that:
    >> 16 MB RAM + 32 MB swap == 32 MB virtual memory.

    Chris> maybe in SunOS this is true, but in Net/2 derived systems
    Chris> (e.g. 386BSD and NetBSD), the following:

    >> In Linux:
    >> 16 MB RAM + 32 MB swap == 48 MB virtual memory!

    Chris> is the case.

Sorry for my wrong statement. I was sure about SunOS, and thought I
was sure about 386BSD, oh well. How can I find out how much VM I
have/is used/is free?

Can I configure a kernel to boot without swap partition?

Can I make mfs user the full VM? How?



PS: Do you know (since you're from Berkeley) when/how 4.4Lite will be

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