systemd 200 Improves Boot Speed

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By on March 29th, 2013 08:18 GMT

systemd, a system and service manager for Linux, compatible with SysV and LSB init scripts, that provides aggressive parallelization capabilities and uses socket and D-Bus activation for starting services, is now at version 200.

systemd 200 has been launched, but despite the round version number, there are just a couple of changes and updates.

Highlights of systemd 200:

• The boot-time read-ahead implementation for rotating media will now read the read-ahead data, in multiple passes. Instead of strictly reading the read-ahead data in the way it's available on the hard-drive, systemd will now try to compromise between access time and consecutive order.
• /etc/os-release files now have a new BUILD_ID= field for usage on operating systems that provide continuous builds of OS images, such as Fedora.

A detailed changelog of the new release is available in the mailing list.

Download systemd 200 right now from Softpedia.

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