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Re: Ridiculous idea: Cache as ramdisk?

From: "Justin C. Sherrill" <justin@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 23 Sep 2003 09:44:55 -0400

J. Kanowitz wrote:

> I'm thinking of wherever writes get buffered before a softupdates
> commit.  Obviously it'd suck to run completely OOM for careless use
> of the 'RAM disk,' MFS does a good job anyway, and I barely know what
> I'm talking about...  But maybe the perspective can be good inspiration
> for someone even if the idea itself might belong in the dustbin.

I recall seeing a nice writeup somewhere, where someone described how to set
up a ramdisk for /usr/obj, and therefore speeding the make buildworld
process way, way up.  

Here's a link, though I don't think it's the same one I recall reading.

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