preload 0.2 release

This is the first public release of preload. It runs as a daemon and
monitors processes through /proc and predicts applications that may
run and prefetches binaries and shared object. In my experience, it
reduced the startup time of writer right after a reboot
from 13 seconds to 7 seconds, and Firefox from 9 to 7. It also decreased
the time from entering login/password information in gdm to a usable
dekstop is loaded from 37s to 32s. On the other hand though, the time
from power button is pressed to gdm login screen is functional, was
increased from 65s to 85s, due to excessive harddisk activitiy caused
by preload.

Posted by Behdad Esfahbod 2005-09-01