Gerald I. Evenden
gie at charon.er.usgs.gov
Mon Jul 3 08:00:00 EDT 1995
>Date: Sun, 02 Jul 1995 13:42:15 -0700 (PDT)
>From: geol1 at CWU.EDU (Jim Hinthorne)
>Subject: Re: fast mapcalc
>To: grassu-list at max.cecer.army.mil
>Most Unix workstations allow you to define a ram-disk. If you have enough
>RAM you can copy your location to the ram-disk and then run grass normally.
>Jim Hinthorne Voice: 509-963-2826
Ram-disk? ... Unix?
I'm sorry. I've only been playing on Unix since about 1983, a short
timer, and *do not* claim to be a guru, but I have never heard of
such a thing as "ram-disk" mentioned in the same breath as Unix.
I know there are a few new things out there, but this one does not
make any sense to me. Unix does a lot of things with available ram
and stacks up a lot of disk I/O in memory, but ... .
Did we mistype DOS?
Shared memory might be applied to the original problem but at the
expense of a *lot* of work and rewrite.
Gerald (Jerry) I. Evenden Internet: gie at charon.er.usgs.gov
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