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Re: Where do you put your swap partition?

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On 01/23/08 20:28, Douglas A. Tutty wrote:
> On Wed, Jan 23, 2008 at 08:09:39PM -0600, Ron Johnson wrote:
>> On 01/23/08 19:44, Douglas A. Tutty wrote:
>>> On Wed, Jan 23, 2008 at 07:17:50PM -0600, Ron Johnson wrote:
>>>> Have you yet bitched and complained how kids today have it so much
>>>> easier, and don't appreciate what they have?
>>> tomorrow.  Next week I expect a VT-520.  I wonder how many VT-520s a
>>> modern computer could support?
>> Directly attached via a serial multi-port card, or via an Ethernet
>> terminal server?
> May as well let the fancy new computer do the interrupt stuff.  Direct
> attach.

Why burden the host with "edge stuff" which distracts the main
system from the heavy lifting (database processing, etc)?  Taking
your theory to the extreme, we might as well let the fancy new
computer also be the firewall and router, too.

This pushing of menial work as far out to the edge as possible is
why seemingly low-powered mainframes can support so many users and
have such excellent response time.

>>> Times change.
>> And we old-timers get to complain about wasteful, unappreciative
>> youth...
> Heh, I get to complain that I can't install (and it runs too slowly
> anyway) Etch on my 486 with 32 MB ram.  At least there's OBSD.

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Ron Johnson, Jr.
Jefferson LA  USA

"I'm not a vegetarian because I love animals, I'm a vegetarian
because I hate vegetables!"
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