Subject: Simple thought...
To: BSD Current Users <>
From: Greywolf <>
List: current-users
Date: 06/07/2002 10:59:31
For those of you with large memory machines and a reasonably thought-out
partitioning scheme, you might want to consider tossing /usr into a MFS
somewhere along the line.  I haven't profiled yet, but access/load times
for programs run from /usr seem to have improved.  It feels snappier.

This is something I thought, given 640MB of RAM, I'd try on a whim
(I also put /var/run and, of course /tmp, into MFS).

If anyone wants my mkramfs script (it's kludgey and could stand some
design revision, I'm certain), I'll be happy to provide it.

The only thing one needs to be aware of is that if any modifications
are done to /usr proper, they will need to be propagated back to
the disk.

I know this is also going to seem silly to some people, but I welcome
constructive criticism; i.e. if this does NOT seem like a win for some
reason (I happen to have the extra 160MB to spare for this, so it
seems like a good idea at the time...), fill me in.

NetBSD: making all computer hardware a commodity.