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 Post subject: ZRAM
PostPosted: Thu Oct 27, 2016 7:12 pm 
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Anyone come across ZRAM before?

It's a feature in the Linux kernel to swap memory into a reserved block of RAM which is compressed. From there it is able (when absolutely necessary) to swap into a flash disk.

Increases the amount of memory through swap, decreases the amount of flash access, increases the lifetime of the flash.

Something that LiteBSD would benefit from...?

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 Post subject: Re: ZRAM
PostPosted: Fri Oct 28, 2016 10:23 am 

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Hi Matt,

Great idea :).

No, I have not heard of it before.

All the usual questions of course.

Lots of fun :).


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