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 From:  "Chris Buechler" <cbuechler at gmail dot com>
 Cc:  m0n0wall dash dev at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
 Subject:  Re: [m0n0wall-dev] SUGGESTION: M0n0wall flashsize and Recommended memory
 Date:  Thu, 14 Sep 2006 21:09:17 -0400
On 9/14/06, Jonathan De Graeve <Jonathan dot DeGraeve at imelda dot be> wrote:
> limitations. Although the bigger flashsize has a negative effect on RAM
> usage. The current recommended is 64, it will become 96/128MB. But the
> survey tells us 27% has < 128MB and I think its possible to upgrade
> flash as wel as memory.

This is the part I think we need to be careful about.  Possibly as
much as 90% of that 27% with < 128 MB have boards that *can't* have
their RAM upgraded.  Virtually all Soekris 45xx boards, and some early
and custom order WRAP's only have 64 MB and are not upgradable.

But with that said, I still don't anticipate adding 8 MB to the image
to cause many issues.  I have several 4501 m0n0wall's in production in
various locations that always run between 40-45% RAM utilization.
Adding 8 MB makes that more like 55-60%.  Still not critical by any
means.  Might cause some issues with upgrades, and might cause
problems for a very few installs that use a lot of features, but I
think the majority would still be OK.