On 8/6/05, Ole Tange <ole at tange.dk> wrote:
> On Sat, 6 Aug 2005, Cian Cullinan wrote:
>> > On my FC4 system at least it's a list of files in /etc/readahead.files
> > that was installed as part of the readahead package. From the
> > documentation:
> > "readahead reads a list of files in advance and adds the pages to the page
> > cache."
>> Could I ask you to try meassuring the time to boot with and without the
Aagghh, torn between desire to be helpful and aversion to unnecessary
reboots, ears bleeding...
There also exists a file /etc/readahead.early.files. These two files
are used by the two init.d scripts /etc/init.d/readahead mentioned
previously, and /etc/init.d/readahead_early. For runlevel 5 the
symlinks are S04readahead_early and S96readahead. From the
description at the top of readahead_early:
This service causes the programs used during startup \
to be loaded into memory before they are needed,\
thus improving startup performance
Stay tuned for boot times....
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