[Arm-dev] Using zram-swap

Fred Gleason fredg at paravelsystems.com
Fri Oct 12 17:24:17 UTC 2018

On Oct 12, 2018, at 13:15, Gordan Bobic <gordan at redsleeve.org> wrote:

> It depends on what you are running on that system. If you have 1GB of RAM and want to run a desktop environment web browser, that'll go pretty poorly without swap.

So how does putting swap on RAM help that situation? You’re not increasing the overall memory space by doing so, but merely partitioning it into two different buckets (while also adding the complexity and performance overhead of accessing the part that is now ‘swap’).


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