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Re: OpenBSD usefulness as laptop workstation
- To: misc_(_at_)_openbsd_(_dot_)_org
- Subject: Re: OpenBSD usefulness as laptop workstation
- From: "Peter H. Coffin" <hellsop_(_at_)_ninehells_(_dot_)_com>
- Date: Tue, 29 Apr 2003 23:39:26 -0500
- Mail-followup-to: misc_(_at_)_openbsd_(_dot_)_org
- Reply-to: hellsop_(_at_)_ninehells_(_dot_)_com
On Fri, Apr 25, 2003 at 11:39:54AM +0200, Cedric Berger wrote:
> Richard P. Koett wrote:
> >That's a FAQ Jack. Get your flame suit ready...
> I'm sure that there is somewhere a FAQ entry that says that
> one should read/understand a question before answering.
> Hint: the question was not "can I install OpenBSD on a 16MB-RAM Laptop"
The answer to the question, upon reading and understanding, is that 4.3.6
says clearly: The install will fail, unless you do the following dance.
Once that is done, presuming sufficient swap has been allocated,
everything thereafter will work unless noted otherwise. Performance may
vary, under the usual "swapping" conditions whenever more memory is used
than RAM is available. Whether this is acceptable or not depends on your
Is is really that unreasonable to get the above from the text of 4.3.6
and a reasonable background on what sort of performance penalty one can
expect from a swapping machine? The latter condition is one that can be
assumed, as there is nothing in the original question about "how bad
will it be?"
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