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Re: Preloading [WAS: Re: SuSE Project SUPER]

Jeff Spaleta wrote:
On Jan 13, 2008 5:47 PM, Eric Sandeen <sandeen redhat com> wrote:
Well, I looked into the readahead util for boot time, and it seemed to
hurt more than help.  But ongoing preload that learns & adjusts to usage
patterns could help I'm sure, if done right

That wont help the critical first impression phase.. before
application usage patterns are established and people are feeling out
the release.  And to be more blunt about it.. it won't help first
impression from the reviewers who run a distro just long enough to
figure what they like and don't like about it and want to get their
review in within the first week of a release.
How many people end up relying on the first impression of others to
form their own impressions?  Adaptive methods that only help boot
speeds after multiple reboots with extended usage pattern trending
isn't really going to impact the impression people have one damn bit.

Uhm, yeah you're right. But it will help those who actually use the distribution rather than toss it aside based off bad information they got from someone else. There is certainly time and place to consider user first impressions, but I hardly think its a good idea to filter an idea like the above by ONLY that consideration.

And it wont help livecds where state information is lost between reboots.


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