readahead slows down boot

Alexander Heinlein alexander.heinlein at
Wed Apr 2 09:50:52 UTC 2008


Petter Reinholdtsen wrote:
>Perhaps it failed to stop when it should, and load all the files used when
>you log in addition to the files that is used during boot?  To test this
>theory, you could run one profile run, reboot, and then try to boot
>normally, without logging in after the profile run.

Profiling without logging in leads to the same results. Here is my /etc/boot
generated by readahead:

Even after removing gdm from the runlevel readahead still reads too much
from the hard disk:
(/etc/boot contains just some xfs stuff)

Maybe readahead has some problems with a particular init script.


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