[ARMedslack] qemu memory limitation

Greg Lim sunsmoke at gmail.com
Tue Dec 13 18:01:18 UTC 2011

On Dec 13, 2011, at 3:14 AM, 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.
> John
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If you really need to speed up builds and you have a spare SATA port or 2, you could use one of these:

I used one for a bit as swap/tmp/build space and it helped.

-Greg Lim

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