Preload speeds up Linux app executions

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Preload speeds up Linux app executions

Post by AndrewB » 02/26/08, 8:14 am

Here's something useful that could go into an upcoming Daily Update:

URL: http://www.techthrob.com/tech/preload.php

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Preload is a Linux daemon that stores commonly-used libraries and binaries in memory to speed up access times; similar to Windows Vista's SuperFetch function. This article looks at Preload and gives some insight into how much performance is gained for its total resource cost.

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The page is a software review article, but it tells you how to install Preload on Ubuntu, and has some comparison graphs. I've been using it today, and it does seem to improve load times as compared to just the standard VFS cachemem.
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Post by aktiwers » 02/26/08, 3:35 pm

I have been using it for a while, and it seams to work pretty good.. Firefox loads a lot faster now.. or swiftweasel which I use right now...

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