On Wed, Jul 13, 2022 at 05:28:01PM +0200, Qubes wrote: > Hi > > I am trying to figure out the significance of the "Initial memory" setting > of a VM. Does it make any difference? For example VM A and B. A is > configured with 500 MB initial memory and 2000 MB Max memory. VM B is > configured with 1000 MB Inintial memory and also 2000 MB Max memory. Is > there a situation where the initial memory will play a role? > > I did once have a problem where, I think a think at the time it was a Fedora > 32 template that did not boot when its initial memory was set at 200 MB. > Other than start up problems however, does this setting affect anything in > any way for one to make it a genuine consideration? >
I think that at present a qube will start with maxmem and then balloon down to initial memory. If memory is set too low the qube wont start, as you say. I don't think that memory allocated will drop below "Initial memory", so if you are tight on RAM it makes sense to reduce it. -- 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 view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/qubes-users/YtKuABN6H3K4Zbc0%40thirdeyesecurity.org.