I have a very small VM running in a cloud with only 512 MB ram. I read, it is possible to use the video card as swap as descriped here:
Graphics cards contain a lot of very fast RAM, typically between 64 and 512 MB. With Linux, it's possible to use it as swap space, or even as RAM disk.
Is it possible to use the virtual video card inside a VM also? So I could use more ram than I actually have to pay for?
lspci -v output for the virtual video card:
00:0f.0 VGA compatible controller: VMware SVGA II Adapter (prog-if 00 [VGA controller]) Subsystem: VMware SVGA II Adapter Control: I/O+ Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B- DisINTx- Status: Cap+ 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B+ ParErr- DEVSEL=medium >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR- INTx- Latency: 64, Cache Line Size: 32 bytes Interrupt: pin A routed to IRQ 16 Region 0: I/O ports at 1070 [size=16] Region 1: Memory at ec000000 (32-bit, prefetchable) [size=64M] Region 2: Memory at fe000000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=8M] [virtual] Expansion ROM at 20000000 [disabled] [size=32K] Capabilities:  Vendor Specific Information: Len=00 <?> Kernel driver in use: vmwgfx