Etch boots as fast as Woody...
Carlos.Villegas at nuim.ie
Wed Apr 11 21:48:37 UTC 2007
I've been reading the latest posts on the HackFest for alternative inits
and sounds quite interesting. Who may participate on these things? Is it
just for developers or interested people can sign in?
Anyway, I just wanted to let you know about some boot speed tests I did
on Etch based on the SoC2006 work and using the same system. It was
interesting to see that, under the same conditions, the system required
32 seconds until KDE started. Compared with the previous stable releases:
* Woody - 32 seconds
* Sarge - 44 seconds
* Etch - 32 seconds
Nevertheless, Etch has significantly more process started at boot time
and the CPU usage is more intensive --with still some room for
improvement --. I've added the bootcharts in the initscript-ng webpage:
Besides, I tried the hotspots I tried during the SoC2006. As I starting
point, using dash instead of dash, the boot time is reduced to 30
seconds and it could be further improved but there is some "hald"
process (maybe part of dbus) that doesn't seem to want to run in parallel.
Any further attempts to reduce the boot time was useless :(
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