Package Details: preload 0.6.4-6

Git Clone URL: (read-only, click to copy)
Package Base: preload
Description: Makes applications run faster by prefetching binaries and shared objects
Upstream URL:
Licenses: GPL2
Submitter: xyproto
Maintainer: Xavion
Last Packager: justin8
Votes: 166
Popularity: 0.67
First Submitted: 2013-07-18 22:02
Last Updated: 2015-07-08 22:07

Latest Comments

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?

xyproto commented on 2014-01-25 12:36

Because of the reasons in my previous comment. Note that while the statistics are interesting, packages are moved only because a TU/Dev wishes to maintain it, not because of popularity.

triplc commented on 2014-01-25 11:40

Why "preload" is moved out of [community]? In popularity statistics ( ), "preload" popularity is 9.62%, ways higher than many other packages in [community]. Well, "preload" is old and not updated, but currently there is no other alternatives for that functionality.

xyproto commented on 2013-07-18 22:05

Moved from [community]. It was an orphan that no other package depended on and of little interest. If a TU or Dev should feel like it, it can easily be moved back to one of the official repos in the future.