Re: New Feature Idea: Compress swap file

Marty Leisner (
Wed, 4 Mar 1998 13:34:02 PST

Any hard numbers on cpu time versus disk wait? Also how much
compression will be achieved...

I always felt this was a loose, but older machine had CPUs 2 order of magnitude
slowers while the disk system was less than 1 order or magnitude slower.

Since processors have gotten much faster than I/O, this idea may
have merit.

May be an interesting idea (I laughed at the win95 programs to compress
the swap, now I have to wonder...).

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