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Re: announce: readahead-1.4



On Wed, 2007-03-07 at 21:05 -0500, Tony Nelson wrote:
> You don't understand the brilliance of what they did.  They "refragment"
> the disk so that all disk I/O during boot is sequential, no matter what
> file is being read or what part of that file.

Yes I do, and its not that brilliant. This all falls squarely in the
realm of "Obvious to anyone having ordinary skill in the art" if you ask
me.

> Note that reading this paper won't increase Fedora / Redhat patent
> exposure, as it dosen't explicitly say which things are patented, though I
> expect that all of them are, so using any of them would be risky even
> without reading the paper.

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