Vramfs: filesystem driver to utilize extra RAM on VGA devices

Trent Piepho xyzzy at speakeasy.org
Wed Jan 28 07:00:07 UTC 2009

On Mon, 26 Jan 2009, Jonathan Campbell wrote:
> one, that today's graphics cards have relatively obscene amounts of RAM on 
> them even if you're not using it. If you're running it as a server and not 
> using it for 3D graphics, why not mount the VRAM on the graphics card as a 
> filesystem and store things there to get some extra space?

How fast is it?  For instance, what are your bonnie++ scores for vramfs vs
tmpfs vs something on disk?

It seems like you could at the very least put a swap file on it that's
faster than one on disk.

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