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Re: A thought about killing two bird with one stone

On Wed, Oct 26, 2005 at 12:39:45PM -0700, Thomas Bushnell BSG wrote:

> How does this help boot faster?  Doesn't it just increase disk
> contention?

In theory, parallel I/O requests give a chance to the kernel's I/O
scheduler to optimize them (by serving them in the order they are laid
out on disk instead the order they have arrived, for example). I'm lazy
to look up if this effect was already measured by someone.


     MTA SZTAKI Computer and Automation Research Institute
                Hungarian Academy of Sciences

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