parallel booting init in C - even larger speedup
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Mon Nov 14 08:51:19 UTC 2005
Petter Reinholdtsen wrote:
> Thank you. I finally found time to look at it. I managed to get it
> running, but had to patch it slightly to get it working and avoid a
> few compile warnings.
> What is the license of this source? GPL would be nice.
haven't really decided, modified BSD or GPL would be fine
> I did not measure the boot speed, so I do not know if this speeded up
> the boot or not. I hope to get to that soonish.
there more programs you start with the same order number, the more
speedup you can expect from the parallel start.
> Here is the patch.
> - add clean target to makefile, and a few more warning flags.
> - convert to unsigned to signed int before comparing it to signed int.
> - enable some debug output, to figure out what is going on.
> - allow short circuiting the start scripts when moving from runlevel
> S too.
> - handle non-existing previous runlevel a bit better.
will merge that with my code. Do you think the code is interesting
enough to move it to a public cvs/svn service?
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