[SM-Discuss] License Choices

Sergey A. Lipnevich sergeyli at pisem.net
Mon Jul 22 13:57:55 EDT 2002


Actually, 256 MB is more than enough, even for XFree.
I'm the witness.

Glenn Shannon <warl0k at lvcm.com>:

> I believe the choice to use tmpfs was because
compiling in memory is
> faster.
>
> Unfortunately for those of us who have fast enough
machines, the benefit
> of tmpfs is minimal. For those that don't actually
have 1G of RAM to
> toss around like a ragdoll on May Day, it slows
things down as it has to
> swap stuff out to disk which is less efficient than
using the disk as a
> medium for compilation.
>
> For the 4 or 5 people in the world who are on the
right machines for
> tmpfs compiling (medium range machines with 768+M of
RAM) tmpfs gives
> them a .05% increase in speed in return for its hefty
requirement.
>



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