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SubjectRe: [PATCH 0/3] zram: generic RAM based compressed R/W block devices
On Wed, Jun 16, 2010 at 07:44:20AM +0530, Nitin Gupta wrote:
> Hi Greg,
>
> On 05/28/2010 09:56 PM, Greg KH wrote:
> > On Fri, May 28, 2010 at 09:38:53PM +0530, Nitin Gupta wrote:
> >>
> >> On 05/24/2010 07:48 PM, Nitin Gupta wrote:
> >>> Creates RAM based block devices: /dev/zramX (X = 0, 1, ...).
> >>> Pages written to these disks are compressed and stored in memory
> >>> itself. These disks allow very fast I/O and compression provides
> >>> good amounts of memory savings.
> >>>
> >>> This is enhancement over existing ramzswap driver which creates
> >>> virtual block devices (/dev/ramzswapX) which could be used only
> >>> as swap disks.
> >>>
> >>> Now, with the ability to handle any kind of I/O request, zram
> >>> devices have lot more use cases:
> >>> - /tmp storage
> >>> - various caches under /var
> >>> - swap disks
> >>> - maybe even more! :)
> >>>
> >>> Performance numbers can be found at:
> >>> http://code.google.com/p/compcache/wiki/zramperf
> >>>
> >>
> >> Any reviews/comments, please?
> >
> > We are all busy with the .35-rc1 merge work at the moment, sorry.
> >
>
> Can you please apply these patches to linux-next?

Yes, I'm working on it, I should get to it by the end of this week.

> or maybe for .35-rc3/rc4 too?

No, this is not a bugfix, why would it be acceptable for the .35 kernel
release?

thanks,

greg k-h


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