preload - adaptive readahead daemon

Property Value
Distribution Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus)
Repository Ubuntu Universe amd64
Package name preload
Package version 0.6.4
Package release 2
Package architecture amd64
Package type deb
Installed size 136 B
Download size 35.47 KB
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preload monitors applications that users run, and by analyzing this
data, predicts what applications users might run, and fetches those
binaries and their dependencies into memory for faster startup times.
Note that installing preload will not make your system boot faster
and that preload is a daemon that runs with root priviledges.


Package Version Architecture Repository
preload_0.6.4-2_i386.deb 0.6.4 i386 Ubuntu Universe
preload - - -


Name Value
libc6 >= 2.4
libglib2.0-0 >= 2.16.0


Type URL
Binary Package preload_0.6.4-2_amd64.deb
Source Package preload

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install preload deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install preload




2012-05-29 - Kari Pahula <>
preload (0.6.4-2) unstable; urgency=low
* Use dh-autoreconf.
* Standards-Version: 3.9.3 (no changes necessary).
* Use source format 3.0 (quilt).
* Use LSB log_ functions. (Closes: #673372)
* Add init.d status support. (Closes: #645156)
* Fix sending HUP in preload's logrotate. (Closes: #619384)
2009-06-29 - Kari Pahula <>
preload (0.6.4-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream release (Closes: #495549)
* Improve argument handling (Closes: #508809)
* Use start-stop-daemon's --iosched option to set idle IO priority,
don't patch preload itself to offer an option to use it.
* No more patches applied; quilt dropped as a build dep.
* Removed code from postinst that used to clean up state file from under
* Standards-Version: 3.8.2 (no changes necessary).
2008-03-19 - Kari Pahula <>
preload (0.4-5) unstable; urgency=low
* Use quilt patch system.
* Patched the source to call ioprio_set. (Closes: #439901)
* Install and compress the man page explicitly in debian/rules, to be
safe. (Closes: #471623)
2007-03-20 - Kari Pahula <>
preload (0.4-4) unstable; urgency=medium
* Close the file descriptor when writing state to a file in src/state.c,
preload_state_save() (Closes: #415595)
2006-09-29 - Kari Pahula <>
preload (0.4-3) unstable; urgency=low
* Parse the dev field in /proc/%d/maps as hexadecimal, not as unsigned
integer.  Thanks to Johan Kiviniemi for the patch.
* Sort the readahead file list by device, block and inode and not file
path to reduce seeking.  Adapted by Johan from a patch for readahead
by Scott James Remnant.
2006-09-10 - Kari Pahula <>
preload (0.4-2) unstable; urgency=low
* Don't include /var/lib/preload/preload.state in the binary package
(Closes: #385419)
* Use --signal 1 (SIGHUP) to restart the dameon instead of --signal 0
(Closes: #384249)
2006-08-05 - Kari Pahula <>
preload (0.4-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream release (Closes: #375474)
2006-07-24 - Kari Pahula <>
preload (0.2-8) unstable; urgency=low
* Removed bashism from debian/rules (Closes: #378357)
2006-05-25 - Kari Pahula <>
preload (0.2-7) unstable; urgency=low
* Fail successfully with a warning if daemon is already running on
init.d start or stopped on init.d stop. (Closes: #368113)
* Remove /var/lib/preload/ in postrm purge. (Closes: #368115)
2006-04-17 - Kari Pahula <>
preload (0.2-6) unstable; urgency=low
* Remove extra newline from top of postinst (Closes: #363010)

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