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[[pacman|Install]] {{Pkg|preload}} from [[official repositories]].
 
[[pacman|Install]] {{Pkg|preload}} from [[official repositories]].
  
== Running the daemon ==
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== Running the service ==
  
=== Systemd ===
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Start directly with:
 
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If you are using the default init system ([[Systemd]]), start directly with:
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  # systemctl start preload.service
 
  # systemctl start preload.service
  
To start preload at system boot, type as root:
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To start preload at system boot:
  
 
  # systemctl enable preload.service
 
  # systemctl enable preload.service
 
=== Deprecated initscripts ===
 
 
If you are using the deprecated initscripts, start directly with:
 
 
# rc.d start preload
 
 
To start preload at system boot, add it to the DAEMONS section in [[rc.conf|/etc/rc.conf]]:
 
 
DAEMONS =(... preload ...)
 
  
 
== Configuration ==
 
== Configuration ==

Revision as of 03:51, 21 June 2013

preload is a program written by Behdad Esfahbod which runs as a daemon and records statistics about usage of programs using Markov chains; files of more frequently-used programs are, during a computer's spare time, loaded into memory. This results in faster startup times as less data needs to be fetched from disk. preload is often paired with prelink.

Installation

Install preload from official repositories.

Running the service

Start directly with:

# systemctl start preload.service

To start preload at system boot:

# systemctl enable preload.service

Configuration

The configuration file is /etc/preload.conf, it contains default settings that should be suitable for regular users. The cycle option lets you configure how often to ping the preload system to update its model of which applications and libraries to cache.

See also