Subject: Re: compressed virtual memory
To: None <current-users@NetBSD.ORG, firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Don Youdale <email@example.com>
Date: 06/03/1995 12:34:36
Compressed RAM is not a new idea. It has been available on Macs for quite some time.
The problem is, how do you make it compatible with all software. Many lower level
drivers need redundant compression code as they do not use common memory routines.
Obviously this problem is far more prevalent on Intel platforms than most others.
My question is, is memory compression worth the work. Memory, like disk is so
cheap now. Out of memory? Just buy more.