add a inMemory HDD to a 32bit Linux GUEST on LINUX host

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add a inMemory HDD to a 32bit Linux GUEST on LINUX host

Postby aotto1968 » 7. Mar 2020, 10:57

Hi,

I use VirtualBox for development and I use a inMemory filesystem as CACHE for temporary objects…

→ The Problem is that 32bit Linux has only 4GB memory and so the CACHE is limited


ONE solution would be to mount a inMemory HDD as VirtualDisk storage

→ Question: it is possible to add this feature to VirtalBox ?

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Re: add a inMemory HDD to a 32bit Linux GUEST on LINUX host

Postby birdie » 7. Mar 2020, 16:43

1. Why are you using a 32bit Linux?
2. Why can't you use any available RAM disk software, including Imdisk Toolkit? You can create a VBox disk on top of it.

It's highly unlikely VBox will ever implement this feature.
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Re: add a inMemory HDD to a 32bit Linux GUEST on LINUX host

Postby scottgus1 » 8. Mar 2020, 00:56

aotto1968 wrote:mount a inMemory HDD as VirtualDisk storage

If by 'inMemory' you mean a ramdisk, I asked in Suggestions about this once too. The forum gurus said it probably wouldn't get developed.

I have made guest .vdi disk files in a host ramdisk before. It worked for saving files really fast. But the host kept crashing when I tried to put an XP guest's pagefile on a guest disk in the host ramdrive. YMMV.
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