My 386 laptop HD is dead. The solution: an IDE to CF adapter

Cameron Kaiser spectre at floodgap.com
Tue Jan 23 23:31:58 CST 2007


> > There's a subproject of the One Laptop Per Child project that is
> > creating a virtualized swap file with compressed swapped pages. Then
> > you could swap to a RAM filesystem. It would work well for
> > uncompressed data but obviously it wouldn't work well for jpgs, pngs,
> > etc.

>   Swap is to create the illusion of more memory by using a slower medium
> (like disks) to backup the physical RAM.  What, exactly, is the point of
> swapping RAM to RAM?

Because it would be compressed on the fly, so theoretically, you'd get
"more RAM out of RAM."

Theoretically. :)

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