Re: New Feature Idea: Compress swap file

Stefan Monnier (monnier+lists/linux/kernel/news/@TEQUILA.SYSTEMSZ.CS.YALE.EDU)
07 Mar 1998 12:39:28 -0500

MOLNAR Ingo <> writes:
> it is affecting seek times .. a 2-times compression thing means the size
> of the swap area is halved as well, thus average seeks are halved as well.

I doubt they are halved: rotational latency is not going to be reduced
and track-seek time isn't linear (more like square-root). But the disk cache
might work a little better.


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