I have been working on bringing up a linux installation (Redhat 6.2) on a PC platform. My goal is to run disk-less on the Websurfer with root over nfs.
I've got the installation running now with root-over-nfs. The next step is to resolve where swap will live.
I figure I should have well over 10meg on the DOC by the time I am ready. I plan to have at least 64meg of ram in the websurfer so comparitively I don't think this is a reasonable size of swap. The alternative to running swap on the DOC is to run swap over nfs. I found a great page on this: http://zeus.instmath.rwth-aachen.de/~heine/nfs-swap/
A couple items concern me, mainly the performance. This guy suggests that it is really slow.
Anybody have any thoughts on this? Is it possible to swap on a ram disk?
I am so close I can taste it!