On Fri, Oct 06, 2017 at 03:41:26PM -0400, Ed wrote: > On 10/06/2017 03:14 PM, Mike Keehan wrote: > > On Fri, 6 Oct 2017 12:17:26 -0400 > > Ed <e...@edjusted.com> wrote: > > > > > On 10/06/2017 12:10 PM, Mike Keehan wrote: > > > > > > > > > > > Wouldn't it be possible to add a second Firewall VM to be used > > > > solely by your special single vm? > > > > > > Yes I believe this would def work, and also should be > > > automatic/reliable across reboots, but I was really hoping to not > > > give up 2-4GB of RAM just for this purpose. > > > > > > > I think you will find that the firewall VM runs OK in just 500Mb, maybe > > less. Search the mail list for "vm memory" - there have been a number > > of discussions about how much is actually used by the system VMs. (I > > can't remember the details off hand, or I would give more info!) > > > > It is worth knowing that although a VM is initially set up with a 4Gb > > memory allocation, it only uses what it needs. The rest is still > > available to the other qubes etc. > > > > > > Mike. > > > > You know that's not a bad point. I never really looked into reducing the > memory allotment. I just know anecdotally on my systems the firewall vm's > use 2-3GB (when left with the default max of 4GB). I also know they will > run on less if I'm pushing a system out of memory but I never though to just > restrict them to less to start. > > I'm not really strapped for memory on the machine I'm working with here so > it does look like adding an additional firewall VM would be the easiest way > to get what I want, it just seemed a tad wasteful to me, but perfect is the > enemy of good.... > > Appreciate the input!
I standardly reduce memory on all system qubes to 300M with no ill effects, and restrict most of my other qubes to 400M. Compiling and number crunching I set high. -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "qubes-users" group. To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to qubes-users+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. To post to this group, send email to firstname.lastname@example.org. To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/qubes-users/20171006224554.pzwyoets53mrh53j%40thirdeyesecurity.org. For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.