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

Callum Lerwick wrote:
The whole idea of preloading is crackrock. Its just hiding the problem,
at best.

The problem is the relentless march of bloat.

One person's bloat is someone else's most needed feature - and there's not a big problem these days with disk space to store unused options. The problem is that the programs, their shared libraries, and config files are splattered all over the disk and seeking to access them is much slower than any other computer operation. There has to be some trick that could be used either to pre-arrange all the files used in the boot process together or load something early to pull in all of the shared libs in a certain order, or have them preloaded in a swapfile or something. If you change the goal to reducing disk seeks instead of specifically preloading files it might be easier to accomplish a speedup.

  Les Mikesell
   lesmikesell gmail com

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