On Sat, 2004-11-13 at 12:18 -0500, Owen Taylor wrote:
CPU utilization would be parallelized with that, and all queries on external systems would be asynchronous ... startup continues and once the external system responds, the system state is updated. Plausibly the user could start work under 10 seconds on this ideal system.
given the 7 second disk read time... 10 seconds is a bit unrealistic. One of the critical paths will be getting an IP address and mounting the /home dir over nfs... ethernet negotiation can easily be 10 seconds already with gige, and DHCP is depending on that to complete before it can get a lease.
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