[linux-mm-cc] Fwd: [RFC][PATCH 0/6] compcache: Compressed Caching

John McCabe-Dansted gmatht at gmail.com
Thu Apr 10 02:58:15 EDT 2008

On Thu, Apr 10, 2008 at 12:04 AM, Nitin Gupta <nitingupta910 at gmail.com> wrote:
>  So, I will require performance numbers to justify inclusion of compcache
>  in mainline. We already have separate perf numbers for lzo(compressor) and
>  tlsf(allocator) but none that shows that using compcache is good for
>  perf under memory pressure.

Well, the my testing showing that compcache is more robust with that
with no swap at all under low memory situations. This would have been
enough for Ubuntu if not for the feature freeze. In any case,
benchmarks would be good.

>  If anyone is willing to take up this task, you can refer this paper:
>  http://ols.108.redhat.com/2007/Reprints/briglia-Reprint.pdf
>  This paper shows benchmarks of previous implementation of memory compression.
>  It will give good idea on what to measure.

Are the scripts used to do that benchmark available? (I know
XAutomation is already available in Debian)

John C. McCabe-Dansted
PhD Student
University of Western Australia

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