>>>>> "CD" == Conor Daly <conor.daly at met.ie> writes:
CD> Be careful there, something somewhere says to leave 1Mb out of
CD> the number above. Not sure why but it gave me kernel panics
CD> with mem=128M but was quite happy with "mem=127M". I think it
CD> should be lower-case "mem" rather than upper.
If you put in "mem=256M", Linux will enable a special mode where each
group of four 4K pages is compressed into a pair of pages. It slows
things down a little but it works well with a fast CPU. If you do
this, be sure to also pass swaptables=no; paging pagetables sounds
neat, but it's never worked right.
"Weaseling out of things is what separates us from the
animals ... except the weasel."
-- Emad El-Haraty
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