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13th September 2011, 12:48 PM |#21  
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My head scratching days are over. Thank you.
 
 
13th September 2011, 01:11 PM |#22  
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Hello. My First post on the forum. This is very useful thread. Thank u so much. I been reading the forum for a while and would come across words/terms that totally make sense to me now. Haha... I'm a noob to the rooted phone scene and rooted my phone with help and guides of present and past posts. Thanks again. Keep up the great work.

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13th September 2011, 04:24 PM |#23  
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My head scratching days are over. Thank you.

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Hello. My First post on the forum. This is very useful thread. Thank u so much. I been reading the forum for a while and would come across words/terms that totally make sense to me now. Haha... I'm a noob to the rooted phone scene and rooted my phone with help and guides of present and past posts. Thanks again. Keep up the great work.

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you're welcome!!

if there are any other terms you need to get added in here... please lemme know via PM!!
14th September 2011, 08:31 PM |#24  
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Thanks... it stands for death but I liked the way it sounds so didn't change what OmegaRED^ had suggested!

in my opinion if you're making a dictionary (& it's a sticky) you better stick with what's correct & not what sounds the way you like

& not only white light of DOOM(?) I also haven't seen R-R-L: Red Rolling LED & G-LS: Green LED Steady anywhere else except in this dictionary so...

Good work nevertheless kloud_
14th September 2011, 08:33 PM |#25  
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nice work .thx
15th September 2011, 04:14 PM |#26  
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in my opinion if you're making a dictionary (& it's a sticky) you better stick with what's correct & not what sounds the way you like

& not only white light of DOOM(?) I also haven't seen R-R-L: Red Rolling LED & G-LS: Green LED Steady anywhere else except in this dictionary so...

Good work nevertheless kloud_

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nice work .thx

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17th September 2011, 07:55 AM |#27  
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Swap:

Swap is, in short, virtual RAM. With swap, a small portion of the hard drive is set aside and used like RAM. The computer will attempt to keep as much information as possible in RAM until the RAM is full. At that point, the computer will begin moving inactive blocks of memory (called pages) to the hard disk, freeing up RAM for active processes. If one of the pages on the hard disk needs to be accessed again, it will be moved back into RAM, and a different inactive page in RAM will be moved onto the hard disk ('swapped'). The trade off is disks and SD cards are considerably slower than physical RAM, so when something needs to be swapped, there is a noticeable performance hit.

Unlike traditional swap, Android's Memory Manager kills inactive processes to free up memory. Android signals to the process, then the process will usually write out a small bit of specific information about its state (for example, Google Maps may write out the map view coordinates; Browser might write the URL of the page being viewed) and then the process exits. When you next access that application, it is restarted: the application is loaded from storage, and retrieves the state information that it saved when it last closed. In some applications, this makes it seem as if the application never closed at all. This is not much different from traditional swap, except that Android apps are specially programed to write out very specific information, making Android's Memory Manager more efficient that swap.


Compcache:

Compcache (compressed caching) is, in short, virtual swap, setting aside a certain percentage (usually 25%) of your RAM as 'compressed' swap. Compcache compresses the data that would normally go to swap, then moves it back into RAM, and reverses the process when moving it out of the 'compressed' swap. However, this is a classic space-time tradeoff. You effectively get more RAM from the compression, but it is slower than 'normal' RAM due to the CPU time required to compress and decompress the swapped pages.


Source: http://wiki.cyanogenmod.com
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ahhh... was looking for that... just wasn't getting the time!!

thanks for the info riginal!!
18th September 2011, 09:17 PM |#29  
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Nice, many thanks
21st September 2011, 04:35 AM |#30  
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Thank you ! It was very usefull.
22nd September 2011, 09:27 PM |#31  
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Thumbs up thank you
Thank you! Finally I understand some things!
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