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Re: Boot poster challenge



On Sunday 14 November 2004 01:35, Arjan van de Ven wrote:
> One of the things we should investigate is just reduce the shere
> number of different files that get opened.... its about 11000 iirc
> right now.

Random thoughts ... 

sysconfig/ may need revamping to bring configuration together.  Maybe 
write a sysconfig compiler script that compiles it all into one file.  
(I know half of it has nothing to do with SysV stuff, but that's 
another discussion.)

For experiment sakes, it would be nice to see other init alternatives 
come in and make comparisons using the Boot Poster.  And, it would be 
nice to have compatibility wrappers around chkconfig and friends to 
provide interfaces folks are used to.

I'm still leaning towards Felix's minit as a potential alternative:
http://www.fefe.de/minit/minit-linux-kongress2004.pdf

But, it'll take some work getting it up to where system-config, editing 
sysconfig/ files, and using familiar script utils are compatible.

Although most people don't care now a days, the mem footprint is a lot 
smaller on many of these alternatives.  Might be good hack a config 
preload hook that brought in a binary config file making subsequent 
boot extremely fast...

Hmm, I think I'll poke at this with a stick for awhile and see what 
bubbles up.  No promises... ;)

-- 
-jeff


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