Subject: Re: compressed virtual memory
To: Chris G Demetriou <Chris_G_Demetriou@LAGAVULIN.PDL.CS.CMU.EDU>
From: Aleksi Suhonen <email@example.com>
Date: 06/04/1995 20:57:21
In message 199506031758.NAA22402@pain.lcs.mit.edu Chris G Demetriou told
}-> I recall the original proposal was for compressed virtual memory, that to
}-> me translates to disk space - unless the box is diskless on a network.
}-Actually, the big potential win on "compressed VM" is not in disk
}-_space_, even on local disks; local disk is cheap.
}-It's in disk accesses, which are incredibly slow, even compared to the
}-time it takes to uncompress a page on a "reasonable" cpu.
}-On faster CPUs (oh, say, like the 233MHz 21064As sitting next to me),
}-then the difference becomes even greater.
And the real kick in the idea is that it's neat and the feeling
you get when it finally works is XTC ;-)
(Now THAT really sounded like from the scene didn't it ;-)