Re: Expand VM

From: John Bradford (
Date: Thu Jan 23 2003 - 11:56:47 EST

> >> Use a swap-file on another machine on the LAN to extend your
> >> virtual memory if you run out of local swap-file space.
> >
> > What would be really good would be a multiple gigabyte solid state
> > 'disk', on a shared SCSI bus...
> If you can afford gigabytes of solid state memory, you can surely
> afford to properly fit your boxes out in the first place.

Good point :-)

What I'd really like to see is a single device which appears as two
logical IDE or SCSI devices, one of which has 512 Mb of battery backed
RAM, and the other one 512 Mb of EEPROM.

No need for expensive flash memory, just cheap DRAM, and a few NiMH
cells to keep the RAM contents intact when the main power was

I've seen loads of solid state devices based on flash memory, but few
that are based on battery backed DRAM :-(.

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