linux memory type is a tool that can be used to determine the type of memory used in a Linux system. It can be used to find out whether a system is using DDR, SDR, or RDRAM memory.

Swap Space

In computing, swap space is a portion of a computer’s secondary memory that is used to hold pieces of data that are being swapped in and out of “main memory”. When a computer runs low on memory, it can move pieces of data from main memory to swap space. This process is called “swapping”.

Swap space is used to improve a computer’s performance by giving it more memory to work with. When a computer runs low on memory, it can start to slow down. Adding more swap space can help to speed it up again.

Swap space can be located on a separate disk drive, on a partition of a disk drive, or even on a network drive. It is important to have enough swap space to hold all the data that might be moved out of main memory. If there is not enough swap space, the computer can start to slow down or even crash.


ZRAMKSM is a memory management technique for Linux systems that compresses and stores data in RAM to improve performance.

When RAM is filled with data, the CPU has to work harder to access it, which can slow down the system. ZRAMKSM helps to compress data so that it takes up less space in RAM, which can improve performance.

ZRAMKSM is particularly useful for systems with limited RAM, such as embedded systems or low-end PCs. It can also be used on servers to improve performance.

Transparent Hugepages

Transparent Hugepages is a Linux memory management system that reduces the overhead of Translation Lookaside Buffer (TLB) misses on systems with large amounts of memory. It allows the kernel to use larger page sizes for data structures, such as the page table, thereby reducing the number of TLB entries required to map the virtual address space into physical memory.

TLB is a cache that is used by the CPU to store the mapping of virtual memory addresses to physical memory addresses. When the CPU needs to access a certain memory address, it will first check the TLB to see if there is a valid mapping for that address. If there is no valid mapping, the CPU will have to perform a TLB miss, which is a relatively expensive operation.

Transparent Hugepages allows the kernel to use larger page sizes, which reduces the number of TLB entries required to map the virtual address space into physical memory. This, in turn, reduces the number of TLB misses and improves performance on systems with large amounts of memory.


Hugepages is a memory management feature in the Linux kernel that allows the kernel to use larger memory pages than the standard 4KB pages. This can improve performance on systems with large amounts of memory, since it reduces the number of page table entries that the kernel needs to maintain.

Hugepages is disabled by default on most Linux systems. To enable Hugepages, you need to add the following line to /etc/sysctl.conf:


This will enable 128 Hugepages of size 2MB each, for a total of 256MB of extra memory. You can adjust the number of Hugepages to suit your needs.

If you’re using a desktop environment such as GNOME or KDE, you may also need to add the following line to your /etc/rc.local file:

echo 128 > /proc/sys/vm/nr_hugepages

This will ensure that Hugepages is enabled on reboot.

Once Hugepages is enabled, you can check how many pages are being used with the following command:

grep -i huge /proc/meminfo

Overcommitting Memory

Overcommitting memory is a process where the computer allocates more memory to a program than it actually needs. This can lead to problems because the program may not be able to use all of the allocated memory, leading to wasted resources. Additionally, if the program tries to access more memory than has been allocated, it can lead to crashes or other errors.

Out of Memory

Out of Memory is an error that can occur when a computer runs out of the physical memory required to store or access data. This can happen when too many programs are running at the same time, when a program is using too much memory, or when a program has a memory leak.

When Out of Memory error occurs, the computer may freeze, crash, or reboot. In some cases, data may be lost. To avoid Out of Memory error, close unnecessary programs, check for memory leaks, and make sure your computer has enough physical memory.

NUMAMemory Compression

NUMAMemory Compression is a technology that can be used to improve the performance of computer systems by compressing the memory used by the system. This can help to reduce the amount of memory that is required by the system, and can also help to improve the speed at which the system can access the memory. This technology is used in a number of different ways, and can be used to compress the memory used by the operating system, by applications, or by the data that is stored on the system.

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