Subject: Re: ARM PCI init.
To: Snorlax <>
From: Ian Zagorskih <>
List: port-arm
Date: 01/22/2004 21:16:16
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From: "Snorlax" <>
To: "port-arm" <>
Sent: Thursday, January 22, 2004 8:09 PM
Subject: Re: ARM PCI init.

> > > 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.
> >
> I should give you a big fat kiss on your forhead for that comment. : )
> That swap disk have been bugging me for some time, since I simply can not
> add it in any media other than RAM. 'Cos the system it self loads out of
> flash memory.
> Is there anywhere I can learn more about using NetBSD without swap?

Mmmm... just do not mount any swap device ? :)
swap device isn't required to run NetBSD so if you don't have it this isn't
a problem at all.

// wbr