Subject: Re: ARM PCI init.
To: Snorlax <>
From: Ian Zagorskih <>
List: port-arm
Date: 01/22/2004 21:00:01
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From: "Snorlax" <>
To: "port-arm" <>
Sent: Thursday, January 22, 2004 7:53 PM
Subject: Re: ARM PCI init.

> >> So how does the diskless NetBSD client handle the virtual memory and
> >> swapfile?
> >
> >If you don't have enough physical memory, you can swap over NFS.
> Sorry for being dumbo here, but wouldn't that require a physical disk or
> least allocation of memory space on a network connected computer?

Sure it requires 1) remote computer 2) some data storage device attached to
this computer, most likely hard disk.

> I think I'll try to fit in a ram disk into memory to use as swap.
> Any minimum/ratio requirements for swap?

I don't think it is a good idea to use RAM disk as swap device :) This
willn't add you any benefits and will decrease memory access speed.

Why do you need a swap disk at all ? I do use NetBSD without any swap disks
and it works perfectly.

// wbr