RE: >64M RAM, 256kB cache.. will I have problems?
Sat, 13 Dec 1997 22:23:30 -0500 (EST)

On Sun, 14 Dec 1997, Patrick Cole wrote:

> >Hello,
> >
> >I'm currently running a Pentium machine (Linux 2.0.32) with 128M of RAM, but
> >only 256k of cache memory. I've seen documentation saying that I'll need at
> >least 512k of cache.
> >
> >Well, my system seems to work.. what sort of problems can I expect? Will it
> >be anything more serious than a performance hit due to cache misses?
> >
> >The system seems to run fine (and yes, I've used well over 64M at once).
> Running 64M on an intel chipset with only 256k greatly decreases the
> performance of the ram, nothing more.

What is a good amount of cache to have for different amounts of
RAM on a Linux box then?

64M == ? cache?
96M == ? cache?
128M == ? cache?

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