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Bug#325885: ITP: readahead -- read files into the page cache

Package: wnpp
Severity: wishlist

* Package name    : readahead
  Version         : 1.0.1
  Upstream Author : Thom May <thom@ubuntu.com>
* URL             : ftp://ftp.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/r/readahead/
* License         : ???
  Description     : read files into the page cache

readahead allows the user to specify a list of files to be read into
the page cache, to accelerate loading of programs.

One of the tricks used by Fedore and Ubuntu to speed up the boot
process is to keep a list of files used during boot, and make sure
these files are loaded into the page cache as early as possible in the
boot process.

contains some of the story behind the improvements done in ubuntu.  We
should implenent this improvement in Debian as well, and I intend to
package this software for debian.  Unfortunately, this package seem to
work only with 2.6 kernels.

There is also the related readahead-list package, and I intend to
package this too.

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