How To Install ksmtuned on Debian 10

In this tutorial we learn how to install ksmtuned on Debian 10. ksmtuned is enables and tunes Kernel Samepage Merging

Introduction

In this tutorial we learn how to install ksmtuned on Debian 10.

What is ksmtuned

This package ships the ksm and ksmtuned services to control Kernel Samepage Merging. KSM is a memory-saving de-duplication feature, that merges anonymous (private) pages (not pagecache ones). . While the ksm service is only able to start and stop the KSM kernel thread, ksmtuned controls and tunes KSM according to the used memory of running qemu KVM instances.

There are three ways to install ksmtuned on Debian 10. We can use apt-get, apt and aptitude. In the following sections we will describe each method. You can choose one of them.

Install ksmtuned Using apt-get

Update apt database with apt-get using the following command.

sudo apt-get update

After updating apt database, We can install ksmtuned using apt-get by running the following command:

sudo apt-get -y install ksmtuned

Install ksmtuned Using apt

Update apt database with apt using the following command.

sudo apt update

After updating apt database, We can install ksmtuned using apt by running the following command:

sudo apt -y install ksmtuned

Install ksmtuned Using aptitude

If you want to follow this method, you might need to install aptitude first since aptitude is usually not installed by default on Debian. Update apt database with aptitude using the following command.

sudo aptitude update

After updating apt database, We can install ksmtuned using aptitude by running the following command:

sudo aptitude -y install ksmtuned

How To Uninstall ksmtuned on Debian 10

To uninstall only the ksmtuned package we can use the following command:

sudo apt-get remove ksmtuned

Uninstall ksmtuned And Its Dependencies

To uninstall ksmtuned and its dependencies that are no longer needed by Debian 10, we can use the command below:

sudo apt-get -y autoremove ksmtuned

Remove ksmtuned Configurations and Data

To remove ksmtuned configuration and data from Debian 10 we can use the following command:

sudo apt-get -y purge ksmtuned

Remove ksmtuned configuration, data, and all of its dependencies

We can use the following command to remove ksmtuned configurations, data and all of its dependencies, we can use the following command:

sudo apt-get -y autoremove --purge ksmtuned

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Summary

In this tutorial we learn how to install ksmtuned on Debian 10 using different package management tools like apt, apt-get and aptitude.