Noca is a shared library that prevents the page cache from filling with data that we know we only need once. It hooks read, lseek, and close. If some conditions are met, they trigger an fadvise call so that the memory is freed. An example of its use could be to limit the page cache of a "tar zxvf" operation to a specified size, no matter how big the archive is.
rootpretender is a system that enables special file operations such as the creation of block special and character special device nodes and unlimited chown()ing of files for non-root users of Unix systems. It does this by faking special file operations. For example, chown() is not executed, and mknod() creates regular files instead of device nodes. These operations are remembered, so next time a process under rootpretender's control examines an affected file with stat() or a similar system call, the fake information is returned. It uses LD_PRELOAD and includes patches for rsync 2.6.6 and rsync 2.6.9 for use on systems without LD_PRELOAD support. These make it possible to copy file ownership and device nodes even if root access is not available on the target.
ptiotest is a tool that is intented as a testing tool for I/O performance. It basically creates a fixed number of threads (defined at compile time), and each one of them peforms several jobs, all involving I/O to disk. It basically simulates a load of processes writing, reading, and deleting data to a filesystem.
SpotLook is a graphical interface to Mac OS X Leopard's Spotlight desktop search engine. It features tracks, which are timelines showing results according to their date. Tracks can created, edited, and customized, and include a search scope and attributes to search for. Found items can be viewed with Quick Look or revealed in the Finder.