[Beowulf] Parallel memory
mwill at penguincomputing.com
Wed Oct 19 12:18:57 EDT 2005
Ashley Pittman wrote:
>On Tue, 2005-10-18 at 18:28 -0400, Robert G. Brown wrote:
>You are almost right, there *used* to be a kernel module that allowed
>swap over the network, I remember playing with it in the 2.2 days (a
>long time ago).
I used to swap via 10/100 to a remote ramdisk via nbd on debian sarge
and it allowed me to work on larger images via Gimp. I have not done
though. Qualitative statement: It seemed faster than using the old IDE
drive for swapping,
maybe because the image data came from the IDE drive as well and so the
channel via NBD was worth it.
I saw no stability issues.
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