On 2/10/20 9:44 AM, John M. Harris Jr wrote:
On Saturday, February 8, 2020 9:40:09 PM MST John Reiser wrote:
> John M. Harris Jr wrote:
>> Using swap on zram disables the ability to hibernate, making it a
>> non-starter for many users. If this is going to be thrown into anything,
>> the user needs to be asked whether they want it or not in the installer,
>> otherwise you're just taking away features.
> Why not create a utility program to convert dynamically between
> swap-on-zram and swap-on-disk?
I personally believe swap-on-zram is a waste of RAM to begin with,
Is this based on actual experience with it? Because I have actually been
using it and the average compression ratio is about 1:3 so if you have 6G
of RAM and say 2G ends up being used as zswap that gives you 4G RAM + 6G
of _very_ fast swap, which works out much better then just 6G of RAM +
I've mostly been using this on machines with 1G / 2 G of RAM where using
zswap is the difference between being able to run a modern browser with a
few tabs, or not being able to run a modern browser at all.
zswap really helps a lot, so you really should give it an actual serious
honest test ride, rather then "believing" something about it.