readahead changes

Matt Zimmerman mdz at
Fri Sep 22 19:12:12 BST 2006

On Wed, Sep 20, 2006 at 08:09:15AM -0700, Mike Bird wrote:
> On Tuesday 19 September 2006 21:33, Scott James Remnant wrote:
> >  - the machine was my laptop, a fairly typical P-M which had been
> >    installed with dapper and upgraded through edgy
> Scott,
> With low RAM, readahead may increase startup time as blocks are read
> by readahead, expired from the cache, then read by the normal startup
> process.

I would guesstimate that any system with enough memory to run an Ubuntu
desktop comfortably has enough memory to accomodate readahead as well, so I
don't think this is an issue for us.

 - mdz

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