Am Mon, 6 Feb 2017 21:52:09 +0100
Post by Lennart Poettering Post by Che
What's the 2017 status of systemd-readahead..? Permanently dead?
Well, we removed it from the systemd tree, and suggested other folks
to take it over. I am not aware that anyone did.
Gentoo extracted a snapshot of the last git tree containing readahead.
The build then configures the tree to only build the readahead binary.
I think it needs to be patched from time to time to still build with
updated system dependencies but currently I didn't see a version bump
However, I finally ditched it. I figured it will slow down boot of an
aging system. Instead, I added bcache to my spinning rust plus an
affordable SSD. This works very well and reduces boot times much better
than readahead (by a factor of at least 5).
The ebuild contents should give you a clue how it's done:
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