Compressed RAM disk swap space
turbolad995 at yahoo.co.uk
Fri Nov 9 12:33:38 UTC 2012
Hi, I have tried something which actually boosts performance: a
compressed RAM disk used as swap space. As an end user, I do a lot of
testing on PC-BSD and Ubuntu. It was suggested in the PC-BSD forums I
put my idea in one of these mailing lists.
The compressed RAM disk I tested is called "zRam" and I use it on
Ubuntu. It makes a noticeable difference on older computers e.g. 1GB of
RAM. Would the same feature work in FreeBSD and PC-BSD? I use PC-BSD.
The zRam feature really *does* boost performance. As an end-user, I
don't know exactly how it works; I just installed it from the "Software
Centre" in Ubuntu and enjoy the performance boost and I have noticed the
hard disk is not constantly in use, compared to not using zRam.
You can see my original posting in the PC-BSD forums:
Hope this idea is considered. :)
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