Feature request! ZRAM, ZSWAP, ZCACHE

I would love to get this supported on SkySilk! I can then compress the data that's loaded into memory to safe a few mb's that i can use for my applications to run stablere. Ilose just a little bit of processing power however.

Hope this could be added to platforms like Debian Jessie!

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  • Hi Wesley,

    A couple things here:

    1.  ZSWAP, ZCACHE, and ZRAM aren't supported. The result would be an unstable environment. The data sent to and read from the disk will consume a lot of bandwidth as it is uncompressed. For that reason, we don't recommend running zswap, zram, or zcache in virtualized environments.

    Similarly, if you need more MBs simply scale up as needed from your VPS dashboard.

    2. We support Debian Jessie (aka Debian 8), you can find it on the CREATE CONTAINER page and selecting Debian 8.

  • Hello Matt.

    You wrote "The data sent to and read from the disk will consume a lot of bandwidth as it is uncompressed.".
    I didn't quite get one thing: how exactly zram is related to disk? Could you please provide more details?

    Victor Yarema.

  • Hi Victor, thanks for your patience here. The previously reply is a bit outdated and can be disregarded.

    The current reasoning we don't offer the above support is, it poses a potential security risk that could allow for modifications to be made to the host node, which would create an unstable environment based on our current infrastructure. User safety and security is of great importance to us and is always factored in greatly to all of our decision making.

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