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Re: Boot poster challenge



On Thu, Nov 18, 2004 at 02:33:53AM +0100, Ziga Mahkovec wrote:
> On Wed, 2004-11-17 at 21:28 +0100, Arjan van de Ven wrote:
> > another interesting test might be the following:
> > disable readahead (both services), store the attached file as /tmp/files
> > and put the following near the top of /etc/rc.sysinit:
> > /usr/sbin/readahead `/bin/cat /tmp/files`

> 
> There's a 20 MB load of files in your readahead list and they are being
> read for 15 seconds.  I guess a 26.60 MB/sec 'hdparm -t' suggests room
> for improvement?  Note that this is on a 4200 RPM drive.

hmm yeah there ought to be room; I'll need to think about how to use that
though.

One question: was the drive (light) mostly quiet when readahead was finished ?


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