To use zram the Linux kernel zsmalloc needs to be enabled. The zsmalloc functionality in turn allows to use two methods to access allocations of multiple pages: Copy-based or using VM mapping. Depending on platform one or the other is faster, and the configuration option already suggests that ARM the VM mapping method is typically faster. Hence I was wondering whether that is also true for ARM64 platforms (running in Aarch64 mode). Outcome: On a quad Cortex-A35 platform using Linux 4.14 VM mapping was ~20-50% faster.