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Re: minimum memory?

To: Will Francis <wfrancis@xxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: minimum memory?
From: Simon Matter <simon.matter@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 09 Jul 2001 08:12:26 +0200
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Will Francis schrieb:
> I have a 486/100 laptop which I'm going to turn into a
> sort of embedded device. I'd like to, if possible,
> run 7.1+XFS on it. It has only 8MB of memory though,
> so I'm curious if that would be an issue. If so,
> what would be the minimum recommended amount? It's going
> to be polling a device over the serial port at certain
> intervals, so I'm going to shut off as many other services
> and things like virtual terminals, etc as possible.
> Would I see much of a savings if I were to recompile the
> source and tweak, or are things already pretty well
> modularized? I know that XFS patch is pretty darn big...
> thanks,
> Will


I was running 7.1XFS on a P200MMX with mem=12M without
any problem. It was like chewing gum but it has worked
fine so far. I was even running it on SoftRAID 5 and tried
to kill it with the power button while running some copy
jobs. No problem at all.
Didn't try with 8M.


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