zram kernel module?


I’ve read about the possibility of compressing parts of the ram via zram to fit more into the ram before swapping to disk is needed.
I’m running Debian 7.2 with the 3.8.13-bone26 kernel and it looks like the zram module isn’t included in that kernel.

Are there plans to include that module or is it perhaps already included in a newer kernel update?

Or would it be possible for me to somehow relatively easy (I’m a newbie) recompile the kernel to support the module?

Or was the module not included as it doesn’t really make sense with the BBB cpu?


zram is included in kernel 3.14 and so may be worth testing. See the “bone” builds here https://rcn-ee.net/deb/wheezy-armhf/