zswap – compcache, compressed swap for better performance

2013-11-17 2 min read Linux
First, here is a link to article on compcache. http://code.google.com/p/compcache/wiki/CompilingAndUsingNew zswap is already in the kernel and you can see the documentation in the kernel documentation. Here is the name of the file if you need: /usr/share/doc/kernel-doc-$(uname -r)/Documentation/vm/zswap.txt Here is the overview, in case you do not want to install kernel-doc Overview: Zswap is a lightweight compressed cache for swap pages. It takes pages that are in the process of being swapped out and attempts to compress them into a Continue reading

browsing the windows machines and their shares – listing

2011-04-30 1 min read Learning Uncategorized
smbtree is a very nice command to check all the machines that are present in the LAN (your connected network). For this to work you may need to look at this article also. 1 <td> <div class="text codecolorer"> smbtree -U <strong>username </div> </td> </tr> Related articles Prompted for a username and password when browsing to an IIS virtual directory (ask.metafilter.com) How to Delete History in Internet Explorer (lockergnome.com) How To Guide: Deploy VNC via Group Policy (edugeek. Continue reading

vmstat – what it is and how to use?

2011-04-24 2 min read Linux
Image via Wikipedia vmstat provides a summary of various functions within the system, including system wide free memory, paging counters, summarized disk activity, system calls and cpu utilization. The output of vmstat and description of what each field means: The first line of output from vmstat shows a summary since boot, followed by the output over the last 3 seconds for each additional line. The vmstat command reports the amount of swap space that is free (not reserved or allocated). Continue reading

Speed Up Firefox by Moving Your Cache to RAM

2011-01-08 2 min read Firefox
<dd class="wp-caption-dd zemanta-img-attribution" style="font-size: 0.8em;"> Image via <a href="http://commons.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Memory_module_DDRAM_20-03-2006.jpg">Wikipedia</a> </dd> </dl> Speed Up Firefox by Moving Your Cache to RAM, No RAM Disk Required [Firefox Tip] Click here to read Speed Up Firefox by Moving Your Cache to RAM, No RAM Disk Required We’ved talked about moving your cache files to a RAM disk to speed things up, but it turns out Firefox has this feature built in. Here’s how to turn it on. Continue reading

Are you swapped? Increase the performance of Linux machine.

2010-07-14 2 min read Fedora Linux
With the ever increasing cost of the Hardware, the amount of physical RAM available on the system is increasing day by day. For example, couple of years back, I had a system which was very high end Desktop with 256MB RAM and today I have a 2GB RAM Desktop. So, whats the point. The Linux systems (right word should be kernel) are desiged to use both RAM and swap partition. Continue reading