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Root Is it safe to use a linux-swap and compcache at the same time?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by flight3, May 26, 2010.

  1. flight3

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    I was thinking about turning on compcache because the home screen has been loading slowly. I don't have many apps on it, so I was thinking that I should add more ram for the phone to access. I have a linux swap of 32mb, and wasn't sure if I should make it a 64mb instead of compcache. Or should I use both? I'm just trying to have my home screen load faster because I am tired of waiting for the home screen to reload all of the time. Thanks for any help. :)
     

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  2. DarkTLRrider

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    Go to spare parts app (I assume you are on cyanogen) and go to the bottom and select keep home app on phone. This prevents the home app from being stored on the sd. Compcache is fast at first but then in 3 to 5 days you will be hating it. Swap will wear out the sd card if used all the time or often. It has a finite number of times.

    I keep home app on phone with no compcache and no swap.
     
  3. flight3

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    Ok interesting. Do you know why compcache's speed slows after a few days?
     
  4. DarkTLRrider

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    No idea, its above my understanding. But try it out. When it starts to lag turn it off and reboot. At least you will know what is causing it. I am going to go to 5.0.7 but cyanogen forum seems to be down today. I don't want to start untill I can read up on it fully. Reports are that it is faster. And its 2.1 :)
     
  5. flight3

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    Ok, well you'll have to tell me how it is. The only thing I don't like about cyanogen 4.15... is that gets to be a little slow. Other than that its perfect for me. And I just turned on compcache and my phone is soo much faster :D. I really hope it doesn't lag up.
     
  6. DarkTLRrider

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    Did cyanogen 5.0.7 today. Dude it is faster. I like you had intermittent lag problems. Let me say I am way happy with 2.1. Not just because it is 2.1,but it is faster has more options and more wallpapers more ringtones more... Awe just do it.
     
  7. flight3

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    Alright, since it is listed as stable I will try it out. Thanks for telling me.
     
  8. flight3

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    Wow, I agree with you very much on how much better it is. And it was soo simple to upgrade to as well. No need for compcache now :D.
     
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