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Zram

I ended up reading about zram today and decided to give it a go. The install process on Ubuntu (and I assume Debian) is simple:

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sudo apt install zram-config
sudo systemctl start zram-config
cat /proc/swaps

You should now see several zram devices. They’ll have a higher priority than the disk based swap. This means that they’ll swap in and out cheaper with a slight cpu/memory cost. At least that’s the theory.

Be interesting to see if it works.

Also learned this week that gnome-shell leaks memory and a nightly cron job that does killall -HUP gnome-shell is a good idea. This seems sub-optimal. Maybe it’s time to try going back to twm?