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8.173. readahead

Updated readahead packages that fix one bug are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.
The readahead packages provide an utility that reads the contents of a list of files into memory. The files are read from the cache directory when they are actually needed. Its goal is to speed up the boot process.

Bug Fix

The readahead-collect tool of the readahead package delayed the startup process of the auditd daemon on system boot. This could have caused various problems with auditing, kdump and runlevel switching. To speed up the boot process, readhead is now turned off by default. If needed, readhead can be turned on by editing the /etc/sysconfig/readahead file.
Users of readahead are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which fix this bug.