Tool: SEER Trace collector
The researchers on Seer created a large body of traces of user behavior on mobile machines. The traces consist of about half a gigabyte of compressed (gzipped) trace files that record all file activity except reads and writes by nine different users who were working both connected and disconnected on Linux-based laptop computers. The trace lengths range from about 1 to about 6 months.
G. H. Kuenning, G. J. Popek, P. Reiher, An Analysis of Trace Data for Predictive File Caching in Mobile Computing, Proceedings of the 1994 Summer Usenix Conference.