Deliverable 4: Proposed boot process is available for review (SoC2006)

Carlos Villegas Carlos.Villegas at
Mon Sep 11 17:50:20 UTC 2006

Hi Petter,

Petter Reinholdtsen wrote:
> But it is less risky to remove the calls to hwclock*.sh.  If I
> understood my recent discoveries correctly, the i386 kernel normally
> sets its internal clock without help, so there is no need to run
> and  So instead of putting it in the
> background, try to just add 'exit 0' after 'start)' in both scripts.
> On my system, this dropped the boot from 44 to 20 seconds.

I also got a reduction but just of 4 seconds: from 53 to 49. I just 
removed the scripts from rcS.d. Two seconds more than putting it on the 

> I also tried to put the networking script in the background, but this
> made ntpdate fail because the DNS server were unavailable.

This still makes no difference in my machine :(. Still 53 seconds.

So I'll follow your lead and change "put hwclock in the background" for 
its removal for the deliverable 4.




Carlos Villegas
Hamilton Institute
NUIM, Maynooth, Co. Kildare
Tel: +353 1 708 6458
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