Re: Problems with too much memory (?)

H. Peter Anvin (
26 Apr 1997 18:37:02 GMT

Followup to: <>
By author: Tuomas Heino <>
In newsgroup:
> MB is propably the cause... but anyway why doesn't Linux support
> non-cached ram... too complex and/or not worth it? ('swapping' to
> non-cached ram should still be quite a bit faster than swapping to harddisk)

Some people have been known to hack the RAMdisk driver to get a RAM
disk in non-cached memory; then swap to the RAMdisk. This seems to
work, but I've never seen it supported in the official RAMdisk driver.


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