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Ansible Role: Zram Config

Build Status Ansible Galaxy License

Role to install Zram Config for compressed RAM swap.


  • Ansible >= 2.6

  • Linux Distribution

    • Debian Family

      • Ubuntu

        • Trusty (14.04)
        • Xenial (16.04)
        • Bionic (18.04)
      • Note: other versions are likely to work but have not been tested.

Role Variables

The following variables will change the behavior of this role (default values are shown below):

# Reduces the chance of Zram causing the OS to freeze when low on RAM.
# e.g. 65536

# A value from 0 to 100. Setting this to a low value reduces swap use.
# Setting this to low value will also reduce OS freezes due to Zram.
# e.g. 10

Example Playbook

- hosts: servers
    - role: gantsign.zram_config
      zram_config_min_free_kbytes: 65536
      zram_config_swappiness: 10

More Roles From GantSign

You can find more roles from GantSign on Ansible Galaxy.

Development & Testing

This project uses Molecule to aid in the development and testing; the role is unit tested using Testinfra and pytest.

To develop or test you'll need to have installed the following:

Because the above can be tricky to install, this project includes Molecule Wrapper. Molecule Wrapper is a shell script that installs Molecule and it's dependencies (apart from Linux) and then executes Molecule with the command you pass it.

To test this role using Molecule Wrapper run the following command from the project root:

./moleculew test

Note: some of the dependencies need sudo permission to install.



Author Information

John Freeman

GantSign Ltd. Company No. 06109112 (registered in England)

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