Ubuntu features a package zram-config which installs and auto-configures zram. The logic it uses is:
- Dedicate 50% of physical ram for zwap
- Number of zram volumes matches the number of CPU cores.
So if you have a dual-core laptop with 4GB of RAM, the zram-config will give you 2x1GB zram volumes. This, for me at least, too much. And thats for Ubuntu, not Manjaro.
What I would like to configure in Manjaro is dedicating 512MB of ram for zram, split to two partitions = 2x256MB (dual core computer). Zram provides roughly 3:1 compression, so this approach would give ~1GB of extra headroom, before swapping to the HD/SSD. On the other hand, with 3.5GB of available RAM for the OS, it would still be unlikely swap at all in casual use.
I am yet find a human readable guide on configuring zram - perhaps someone here could help, please?