Posted Jul 27, 2007 21:57 UTC (Fri) by man_ls
In reply to: Off by an order of magnitude?
Parent article: Still waiting for swap prefetch
Yeah we do, but does it really cache a bitmap of the page?
I don't know exactly, but I would say it does. Loading a couple of big JPEG files takes quite longer than changing tabs between them.
That would seem a bit silly
Why, exactly? If you have the RAM to spare, it seems to be as good as any other use. I seem to remember some discussion on LWN about Firefox caching even pages in the history.
When people complain that "Firefox eats up 2 GB" in a 4 GB machine, it gives the wrong impression. Firefox runs fine on my 128 MB laptop, and memory seldom goes above 80 MB.
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