Minimum System Requirements
pliniusminor at gmail.com
Wed Jul 17 10:03:18 UTC 2013
Apparently, zRam is still in the experimental (staging) phase for the Linux
kernel, although it seems that Google is going to apply it in Chrome OS.
A much simpler measure for increasing performance on low memory systems, is
a decrease of swappiness (or swap use):
This has a less powerful effect than zRam, but at least it has the benefit
of being straightforward and not complicating things.
As said, my limited experience with zRam is positive. But I know of at
least one person who reported stability issues because of zRam (they
appeared after installing zRam, and disappeared after removing it).
Maybe a swappiness decrease can be considered for Xubuntu instead?
2013/7/17 Micah Gersten <micahg at ubuntu.com>
> On 07/17/2013 01:37 AM, Elfy wrote:
> On 16/07/13 21:18, Ali Linx (amjjawad) wrote:
>> I think it's pretty late in the cycle for a major change like this,
> Hmm, I'm sorry to ask too much and cause headache but, what makes you
> think it is pretty late in the cycle
> The cycle started months ago.
> and what makes you think this is a major change? why to wait for the
> next cycle?
> why do it now?
> I can do this right now. Unless of course everyone else agrees with you
> that it is too late for this cycle and this needs to be discussed later.
> I'd not vote on anything that isn't presented to us with all the
> information we need to make informed decisions, in the way that you have
> been asked to do so.
> Hmm, maybe if I explain more about how this change will help Xubuntu a
> lot, will that change anything about trying out this now? since we are
> still in Alpha Stage. Please, advise!
> I'd certainly be interested to see what we would gain from using it, but
> that should be part of the proposal.
> The reason to do it now is that the next cycle is an LTS cycle which we
> almost certainly wouldn't enable such a thing. As zram-config just adds an
> upstart job, it's easy enough to pull out of the default install if it
> appears to be problematic. I'd certainly like to see the proposal (unless
> we can just read the lubuntu thread and start a similar discussion here).
> If it's experimental, then I agree that we shouldn't be enabling it in the
> default install. If it's just additional, but stable, then it's something
> that can be considered. We have 1 month until feature freeze, so anything
> that we think might be worthy for the LTS that we can throw in now *and
> stabilize by feature freeze*, we should consider doing so to get extended
> testing on it (read: an extra 6 months).
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