more RAM + faster disk -> slower box?!

Aled Morris aledm at qix.co.uk
Thu Nov 29 15:26:45 GMT 2001


On Thu, 29 Nov 2001, Paul Richards wrote:

>Adding non-cacheable memory to a FreeBSD box should still makes things
>faster, if you actually need to use that memory, since even uncached memory
>is still a lot faster than swapping to disk.

unless the working set pages for the executable were previously in the
cached area and are now in the unchached area due to inactive but not
swapped-out programs clogging up the prestigous low memory.

Aled
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