Subject: Re: Alpha pci133 Memory
To: Stan Pietkiewicz <email@example.com>
From: Jason Thorpe <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 06/08/1997 21:38:40
On Mon, 09 Jun 1997 00:24:22 -0400
Stan Pietkiewicz <email@example.com> wrote:
> Now that I've got some time to put this motherboard into a case, add some
> more parts, and call it a computer, a significant question has come up:
> Will 16mb of RAM be enough for NetBSD (for a file server), or should I go
> for more??
NetBSD/alpha in 16M will be ... well, that's not very much memory.
Personally? I consider 32M an _absolute_ minimum for a useful system,
and when I'm building kernels on it, it swaps.
> Yeah, I know, all requirements will grow to fill the available memory
> space in no time flat!!!!
Well, remember, you're dealing with a RISC platform; executable code
is big. Also, the PROM requires some chunk of RAM... 16M isn't going
to leave you with a lot left for data to grow to fill :-)
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