[ubuntu-uk] SwapBoost - A great idea or a terrible misgiving?

James Saveker james at saveker.org
Sat Mar 8 17:10:30 GMT 2008


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Whilst browsing the interweb today I came across this shell script
called SwapBoost.

http://ubuntu-tutorials.com/2007/07/02/swapboost-v01alpha-early-testers-wanted/

The gentleman who wrote it appears to believe it emulates Windows
Vista's "ReadyBoost" technology.

- From what I can tell ReadyBoost does an awful lot more than act as more
page memory.. it uses the Windows SuperFetch technology to monitor your
usage habits and load apps you are going to be using in to system memory
prior to you launching them.  So it's kinda more like an intelligent cache.

So I guess my question is do you think that even though this chap may be
a little wrong in his approach the basic premise would benefit some
Linux users on older systems lacking lot's of RAM?

Just my $0.02....

Jimbo.
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