Originally Posted by cellsafemode
possibly ...but our aosp rom doesn't utilize zram.
It's my belief that zram doesn't benefit our phones because the added cpu usage and lack of uncompressed usable ram at runtime produces more negatives than the availability of a faster swap file produces positives. Our phone has half of the ram that is recommended for ICS. Taking a fraction of that to use as swap is a waste. in my opinion.
We may introduce swap features in future roms but they will never be default turned on.
im just learning about zram now and im still a little confused about it. i understand that with zram part of the RAM has to be used for paging, which is a problem because we dont have much RAM to begin with, but i also read that "zRam allows Linux to make more use of RAM when swapping/paging is required, especially on older computers with less RAM installed." So the part about it being more useful in systems with less RAM is confusing. it seems contradictory.
also this rom uses faux's 18.104.22.168 which adds zram. so, i was going to ask about that since you said EB doesnt have it, but im guessing its just available from the kernel but disabled from the rom.
anyways... so basically, the flak0 dalvik fix is for zram, which EB doesnt utilize, therefore EB would be unaffected by the flak0 fix? fair enough. thanks for the reply, cant wait for the new build tonight.