HOWTO: Speed up application loading times.

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HOWTO: Speed up application loading times.

Postby omenest » Fri Sep 24, 2010 5:59 am

Preload is an adaptive readahead daemon. It monitors applications that users run, and by analyzing this data, predicts what applications users might run, and fetches those binaries and their dependencies into memory for faster startup times.

It speeds up app loading time considerably, however may increase booting time a little bit. Given the stable nature of GNU/Linux cold reboots are seldom needed thus one would benefit more from preloading most used applications to RAM. I deem this most valuable on notebook systems that have inherently slow hard drives.

Project on Sourceforge

Preload can be found in Synaptic. For those that prefer the cli:

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sudo apt-get install preload


TLDR:
It will speed up your PC.

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Re: HOWTO: Speed up application loading times.

Postby kwevej » Fri Sep 24, 2010 9:24 am

Thx for the tip!
I've been dreaming about something like that lately

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Re: HOWTO: Speed up application loading times.

Postby kwevej » Thu Mar 10, 2011 10:52 am

Well it actually slowed down my PC, as I've found lately - especially the boot time.

I installed readahead-fedora instead of that - almost 20 seconds faster boot up. ..and... I don't care about preloading apps into memory anymore.


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