On 6 Aug 2005, at 15:32, Paul Jakma wrote:
> On Thu, 4 Aug 2005, Niall O Broin wrote:
>>> memory idle. Over time, free memory in your box will be used as
>> buffers / cache, and this is why you see usage building up from 20%
>> to 98%. Nothing
>> Not even over time - at least one distro these days does a 'readahead'
> early in the boot to try prime the page cache.
What on earth does it try to read ahead? I could see maybe scanning
filesystems, and then reading those files which were most recently read
(though obviously not during boot) but that sounds expensive.
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