Raspberry Pi 3 with 2GB RAM playing the devil's advocate

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by sarahgad » Mon Jun 19, 2017 9:39 am
Do you recommend keep on using the old Kernel prior to 3.15 for the purpose?
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by ric96 » Mon Jun 19, 2017 9:57 am
sarahgad wrote:Do you recommend keep on using the old Kernel prior to 3.15 for the purpose?

absolutely NOT, the script works fine as is on any 4.x based kernel. If you want to have a single swap file just modify it, won't be necessary though.
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by PeterO » Mon Jun 19, 2017 10:31 am
ric96 wrote:https://unix.stackexchange.com/questions/17254/how-to-set-up-properly-zram-and-swap
I'll leave this here...
PeterO wrote:"I have four cores so I need four zram devices" seems like a non sequitur.


From that page "Interesting, and this also seems quite clear to understand by reading /etc/init/zram-config.conf "

So what is in /etc/zram-config.conf for those of us who have not installed it ?

EDIT... Google found me a version, and it contains nothing that explains the reasoning.... :roll:

Also, since all my PIs run with USB drives and no SDcards, swapping (when it happens) goes to the USB disk not the slow SDcard. Would zram still provide useful performance increase in this case ?
I'm sceptical because assigning half your ram to these devices is going to make swapping happen much sooner to start with.

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