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 From:  "Tom Anderson" <tom at haremail dot net>
 To:  "Ciro Iriarte" <cyruspy at gmail dot com>, <m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch>
 Subject:  Re: [m0n0wall] Enabling SWAP
 Date:  Fri, 6 Jan 2006 21:27:30 -0800
With Pentium 2 hardware available almost for free, wouldn't it make sense to 
upgrade to something a little more modern that doesn't require obscure, hard 
to find memory?

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Ciro Iriarte" <cyruspy at gmail dot com>
To: <m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch>
Sent: Friday, January 06, 2006 8:29 PM
Subject: Re: [m0n0wall] Enabling SWAP

2006/1/5, Chris Buechler <cbuechler at gmail dot com>:
> On 1/4/06, Ciro Iriarte <cyruspy at gmail dot com> wrote:
> >
> > Given the current one is a low spec pc and the freebsd IPSEC
> implementation
> > seems to work better (considering resources) i want to replace linux
> with
> > m0n0wall but i don't have the 64mb of required RAM and is near
> impossible to
> > buy SIMMs this days, so i need to enable swap to avoid having lockups.
> >
> ebay.  should be able to find some for practically nothing.  Or ask
> around, I'm sure some people have stacks of SIMMs laying around that
> they'd give you.
> > I've
> > never touched FreeBSD before, but as it's unix i don't think it's
> > "impossible" to enable SWAP for the soon to be m0n0wall box, anyone did
> it
> > before?
> >
> It is impossible with m0n0wall, unless you want to do a whole lot of
> hacking, because the file system isn't a normal FreeBSD hard drive
> file system.  Because of the focus on embedded platforms and compact
> flash, the system runs from RAM because the writes from a normal file
> system (much less swap) would quickly kill a CF card.
> -Chris

Well i'll keep asking around for the old ram sticks.... But, if anyone got
any idea about enabling the swap it'll be welcome... I'll make a test
installation before going production anyway....