readahead is not KDE aware

Bug #369506 reported by Harald Sitter on 2009-04-29
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readahead-list (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: readahead-list

While the current boot.list (or rather it's stripped desktop version) include everything from a GDM using Ubuntu setup, it is absolutely unaware of KDM using setups (namely Kubuntu).
This is a pretty grave issue, because KDM, unlike GDM, pulls in a considerable amount files/libraries so that readahead could really make a difference.

Best way is probably to run the boot.list recreation on an Ubuntu VM as well as on a Kubuntu VM, and then merge the 2 resulting files to archive the best results for both usecases.

Also, I was wondering if unavailable files might cause a noticable overhead, in which case GDM and KDM probably should ship appropriate lists themselfs (only using the one of the DM in action of course).

Siegie (siegie) wrote :

There should be a version for kubuntu.

Siegie (siegie) wrote :

Regenerating the bootlist using the profile option in grub gives me a speed improvement from 27 seconds to 24 seconds.

Scott Kitterman (kitterman) wrote :

I'm wondering about doing this using update-alternatives.

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