Using video memory on PS3 e.g. as SWAP?

Marc Dietrich Marc.Dietrich at
Mon Jul 30 22:24:31 EST 2007

Am Sunday 29 July 2007 19:04 schrieb René Rebe:
> Hi all,
> looking at the PS3 as one of the few PowerPC workstation options the RAM
> is obviously quite limitted with just 256MB. I wonder if the 256MB of
> video memory can be mapped or at least be used as super-fast SWAP?

look here:

but the write speed is much slower than disk.

> Or are there news regarding accessing the video chip from Linux beside
> the unaccelerated frame-buffer?
> Regards,

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