Subject: Re: ARM PCI init.
To: port-arm <>
From: Snorlax <>
List: port-arm
Date: 01/22/2004 18:28:59
>> Sorry for being dumbo here, but wouldn't that require a physical disk
>> or at
>> least allocation of memory space on a network connected computer?
>> I think I'll try to fit in a ram disk into memory to use as swap.
>> Any minimum/ratio requirements for swap?
>If you're going to use a local ramdisk ... well, then what is the point
>of using swap at all?  Swap is designed to free up RAM!
>If you don't want to use swap, then simply don't configure it.  NetBSD
>does not require swap space to operate correctly (I work with a number
>of configurations, from large memory to small ones, where no swap is

Yes I am well aware that swap is for freeing up RAM, but I'm not much of a
guru in NetBSD and where I come from (Winxx) avoiding to allocate swap will
create an unstable system.
But it is indeed nice to hear that NetBSD don't require swap if one chooses