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Solved:Swapping with swapd...

Post#1 by blue4meridian » 02 Jan 2015, 21:15

Salutations...

I did not notice this in the 64 bit repo... it looks pretty important.

http://sourceforge.net/projects/swapd/

My guess is... it might increase the performance of a zram/copy2ram configuration.

Because swapd (Linux Swap Deamon) is a swap "file" it will have reduced performance.
And if not placed in a partition (or drive w/ the exception of SSD's) it could cause fragmentation .

However... because it shrinks and grows it will not waste partition space
...like swap partitions. It also has virtually unlimited capacity unlike zram.

That means swapd could leverage the limitations of swaps and zram.
For gaming... streaming... multi-track recording... and pro video editing
...it could greatly increase capacity/performance in a zram/copy2ram config.

In my netbook and tv box I use Kingston HyperX drives
(caching SSD's... I have four 256mb swap partitions on each drive)
...it might improve the performance of those too.

In systems with less than 1gb of memory swapd could make a big difference.
It also appears to have multi-swap load balancing (prioritized overflow) capabilities.
My point is... why should servers have all the fun?

Best Regards...
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Re: [Solved] Swapping with swapd...

Post#2 by blue4meridian » 19 Mar 2015, 01:54


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Post#3 by n0ctilucient » 24 Aug 2018, 20:54

:hmmm: I do NOT have the "right" to tell anyone what they should do...
but I reserve the "right" to tell them what they should "consider".

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