ZRAM Finally Promoted Out Of Staging In Linux Kernel

Posted by Scott_Ruecker on Dec 19, 2013 8:44 AM EDT
Phoronix; By Michael Larabel
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As explained before, "zRAM has been around for a while now and formerly known as Compcache. The kernel module tries to increase system performance by avoiding paging to disk and instead using a compressed block device in RAM with around a 3:1 compression ratio. Besides Google relying upon zRAM in modern versions of ChromeOS and Android, Ubuntu has also looked at it and other Linux distributions. zRAM is very popular within the embedded space where RAM capacities are limited."

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