Package Details: preload 0.6.4-7

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Package Base: preload
Description: Makes applications run faster by prefetching binaries and shared objects
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Licenses: GPL2
Submitter: xyproto
Maintainer: francoism90
Last Packager: francoism90
Votes: 177
Popularity: 1.19
First Submitted: 2013-07-18 22:02
Last Updated: 2020-04-18 08:49

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francoism90 commented on 2020-04-18 08:52

@Anty0 You did only provide a build log, but I assume it does work as well. :)

It doesn't matter that much as isn't doesn't seem to be maintained in a long time now .. anyway, it still seems to work fine, even on a SSD/NVMe.

Anty0 commented on 2020-04-17 14:53

@francoism90 Yep, I'm sure. :D

Tested in RPi 3B. Compiles without any issue (see Doesn't crash when started. (Actual effect of preloading from HDD is yet to be tested though.)

francoism90 commented on 2020-04-16 14:22

@Anty0 Are you sure it compiles and works fine on aarch64? I'll test later on rPi3.

Anty0 commented on 2020-04-14 10:24

Could it be possible to add aarch64 architecture? I can confirm the package builds succesfully and seems to be working properly. (Might also work on other arm architectures.)

Xavion commented on 2018-12-20 22:32

To find out whether it's still working on your system, quit all existing instances and run: sudo /usr/bin/preload -d

This article (from 5.5 years ago) gives advice on whether to use it:

With the onset of SSDs, I imagine 'preload' makes considerably less of a difference these days.

francoism90 commented on 2018-12-20 13:49

Does this thing still work in 2018/2019? It hasn't been updated for a while now, I don't see any errors, but I don't know if it really makes a differences either.

Xavion commented on 2017-03-29 22:28

I don't seem to have that problem here. If I kill the process manually, I have no trouble restarting the service. It's worth noting that I have not modified either of the configuration files from their defaults.

ibrokemypie commented on 2017-03-29 08:18

Is there any way to prevent breaking when it does not cleanly quit? Right now it breaks the state file, meaning it will no longer run as a service until it is removed.

Xavion commented on 2016-09-02 22:16

I think you mean that your 'preload' log file is empty. So long as the output of "systemctl status preload.service" looks good, everything should be okay.

KarlFiabeschi commented on 2016-09-01 07:00

hi there, i have an issue: i don't have log files from preload:

ls -lha | grep preload
-rw------- 1 root root 0 16 ago 18.05 preload.log

any tips?