Problem is, there are many anecdotal reports of zRAM boosting system performance, but there is very little in the way of real-world benchmarks... (Michael? Might be a great idea for a future article). Furthermore, there is little consensus as to what the cutoff point is with regards to cpu speed/zRam usage to gain the best performance. Obviously, since zRam uses the CPU to compress memory, it will be faster on faster CPU's; however, does that mean it is a hindrance on slow netbook CPU's or mobile phones where available RAM is generally limited? It would be very interesting to see benchmarks on a whole range of systems utilizing zRam and compare them to similar systems w/o zRam.
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Ubuntu Linux Considers Greater Usage Of zRAM