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How will a swap partition/file affect the system?

so what do you think, is it better to use swap space or not for small memory phone such as T-Mobile G1 to increase responsiveness and overall performance?

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marked as duplicate by Matthew Read Oct 8 '12 at 6:13

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Related:… – Al E. Nov 21 '10 at 15:01

I found it better to use compcache rather than swap. Basically -- a section of RAM is reserved and used as a swap space with compression. Even with the performance hit from compression, it was sufficiently faster than conventional swap that it was a clear-cut winner in performance.

CyanogenMod supports it (Settings > CM Settings > Performance, I believe). I'm sure other mods include it as well, but I am not familiar with them.

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