compcache - Compcache provides the ability to use part of the RAM as compressed swap

Distribution: PCLinuxOS
Repository: PCLinuxOS x86_64
Package name: compcache
Package version: 0.6.2
Package release: 1pclos2011
Package architecture: x86_64
Package type: rpm
Installed size: 18.78 KB
Download size: 18.78 KB
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Compcache (compressed caching) provides the ability to use part of the RAM as compressed swap. In other words, you can take a portion of your RAM (default 25%) and use it as swap, compressing the data before moving it into swap, and decompressing it when moving it out of swap. This is a classic time-space trade-off. You effectively get more memory, but some of it is slower than normal RAM due to the CPU time required to compress and decompress the swapped pages.




  • compcache = 0.6.2-1pclos2011
  • compcache(x86-64) = 0.6.2-1pclos2011

    Install Howto

    1. Enable PCLinuxOS x86_64 repository in /etc/apt/sources.list:
      rpm pclinuxos/64bit x86_64
    2. Update the package index:
      # apt-get update
    3. Install compcache rpm package:
      # apt-get install compcache