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Re: announce: readahead-1.4



On Mon, Mar 05, 2007 at 05:42:38PM -0500, Michel Salim wrote:
> 2007/3/1, Karel Zak <kzak redhat com>:
> >
> > I have just pushed out a new 1.4 version of the readahead util.
> <snip />
> > I welcome your feedback! Send me your comments, ideas for
> > enhancements or bug reports.
> >
> This is more of a planning-for-the-future request, but with Intel
> bundling Flash memory into their motherboards starting with the Santa
> Rosa platform to be released this May, would readahead support the use
> of cache devices?
> 
> Only trivial modifications are needed:
> - at boot time, read the cached files from the cache device rather
> than from the normal partition
> - whenever the files are changed (due to package update, etc.), copy
> the modified files to the cache device
> 
> Would union-mounting the cache device on top of / work? (What if /usr
> is a separate partition)

 See:
    http://lkml.org/lkml/2006/5/15/46

 Yes, I can imagine "bootcache" partition (something like swap) where
 we will store boot files in more effective way than on normal
 filesystems.

    Karel

-- 
 Karel Zak  <kzak redhat com>


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