On Thu, Jun 14, 2012 at 7:37 AM, Viesturs Lācis <viesturs.lacis@...:
> 2012/6/14 Mark Wendt <wendt.mark@...>:
> > RAM is cheap, and you really can't have too much memory. Well, except in
> > odd ball cases like John's where Ubuntu does funky things.
> Well, since 32-bit system does not use much more than 2,8-3,2 GB of
> RAM, I do not see point to put 4 GB in there.
> I would not be surprised finding out that it is to do with the
> installer's wish to change the kernel - if it sees that current one
> will not handle that much of RAM or something like that...
True, but who's to say that LinuxCNC won't eventually be supported on the
64 bit OS? Eventually, you won't be able to buy a 32 bit machine except
from the antique store.
> > I'd rather have
> > too much than not enough memory. You can also use RAM as a fast file
> > system, though it's volatile so I wouldn't want to try and save anything
> > there.
> Yes, on my machines with SSDs one of the steps I am doing basically
> what is suggested in "install to compactflash" wiki page - move /tmp
> to RAM by creating a RAM-drive or something like that.
/tmp is already in RAM when your system is created. There's also a