Speeding up the debian/etch boot, a short report

Marco d'Itri md at Linux.IT
Fri Sep 2 09:03:17 UTC 2005

On Sep 02, Petter Reinholdtsen <pere at hungry.com> wrote:

> >> Next, I realise that ntpdate and portmap do not really need to run in
> >> rcS.d/.  Moving them both to rc2.d and running insserv -v again, it is
> > portmap does, if /usr or /var are NFS-mounted.
> Why?  NFS mounting should work without portmap enabled on the local
> machine, right?  nfs-common is started later with the stat and lock
> daemons, so these do not need portmap.
I believe they are all RPC daemons, so they need portmap.

> > Indeed, hotplug does.
> Hotplug didn't load any of these modules on the machines in question,
> even though it does have an IDE CD-ROM and a PS/2 mouse.  Should it?
Yes, but it only supports 2.6 kernels (and support for serio hotplug
is not in sarge at all).

> > Another possible optimization is to control the fixed network
> > interfaces with hotplug too, but this may require some bits of
> > infrastructure which are not yet in the package.
> Do you have more info on this one?  I do not understand your
Configure the interfaces to not be started with ifup -a, but when an
hotplug event is received.

> Your initial comment almost made me disregard your entire message.
> The stable release of Debian work this way, so I find the testing
> results quite relevant and not really of limited use.  Your comment
> tells me that you consider Debian/sarge not to be a modern system, and
> to put it simple, I do not agree.  I'm not sure if this was the
This will not be applied to sarge, but to sid.

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