[ARMedslack] qemu memory limitation

Ottavio pr0f3ss0r1492 at yahoo.com
Tue Dec 13 09:56:28 UTC 2011

On 13 December 2011 08:14, John O'Donnell <unixjohn1969 at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 12/12/2011 07:11 PM, Ottavio wrote:
>> On 11 December 2011 09:30, John O'Donnell<unixjohn1969 at gmail.com>  wrote:
>>>  If I have 8gigs of RAM, why cant I just create a X gig amount of ram
>>> disk
>>> and make that swap space (virtual RAM) within the qemu virtual machine...
>> Is there any real life ARM device that supports 8G RAM?
> I dont know.  All I know is I need more than 512M.  I am experimenting with
> QT. Compiling it on a current Sheeva/Guru plug takes 3 days with about 2gb
> of swap.  If I can get more memory to toy with then it will make life so
> much easier. After I get my results, I will spend the 3 days to get a
> compile on hardware.

I see these two options in the qemu manual:

-mem-path path
    Allocate guest RAM from a temporarily created file in path.
    Preallocate memory when using -mem-path.

I have never tried.


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