Re: v2.1.110 low memory settings via lilo

Alex Buell (
Fri, 24 Jul 1998 23:07:01 -0400 (EWT)

On 24 Jul 1998, Linus Torvalds wrote:

> You can set the memory to something like "mem=2560k" to set it to 2.5MB.
> Not that I think you really want to, but if you think a 4M machine is
> running as well as a 16M machine you may have a different idea of
> "usable" than I have ;)

I see. It might be worthwhile profiling the parts of the kernel to see if
there are any benefits to implementing "hot swapping" parts of the kernel.
I suspect that it probably won't be worthwhile as most people just compile
parts of the kernel as modules to keep the kernel size to a minimum
anyway, and it'd lead to some horrible problems on SMP kernels, I think,
although I'm not a Linux Lesser God yet. :o)


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