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Finn-Arne Johansen wrote:
| On Wed, Mar 17, 2004 at 12:17:00PM +0100, Jonas Smedegaard wrote:

|>Ragnar Wisloff wrote:
|>|> talking about "half-fat clients" - that is, thin clients but with some
|>|> programs (or floppy/sound daemon) running locally.
|>| Believe what you want, my experience is with real life school
|>| installations using proper thin clients and that become stable using NFS
|>| swap :-) No local daemons were in use.
|>Sorry - it was not my intention to question the truth of your info.
|>Let me put it differently: Do you recall the setup of those thin clients
|>stabilizing with NFS-swap enabled? Did they have 32MB ram or even less
|>than that? Did they use 10Mbit or 100Mbit NICs? PCI bus? Do you recall
|>the brand and name of the the machines?
| I think there was a difference when we enable XFS on the thin clients.

Do I understand it correctly that you hint at the font server[1] as the
cause of instability with low memory machines?

Surely, if there's issues with the memory footprint of XFS it would be
beneficial to improve that (or perhaps it is already improved in
Sarge?), compared to swapping over the network...

~ - Jonas

[1] I take it with "XFS" you are referring the X11 Font Server, and not
the X File System.

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