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"Zswap is a Linux kernel feature providing a compressed write-back cache for swapped pages. Instead of moving memory pages to a swap device when they are to be swapped out, zswap performs their compression and then stores them into a memory pool dynamically allocated inside system's RAM." - Wikipedia

In simple words, zswap - no swap as zram(compcache) or swap file/partition. Zswap only interlayer, for work this feature you need manually setup swap partition/file.

Get in work

For enable zswap, add to kernel boot options (line) this:


For customize maximum allowing size:


For specify compress algorithm:

  zswap.compressor=lzo #deflate

See also