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Re: Speeding up boot process



On Thu, 2003-07-24 at 11:47, Jean-Eric Cuendet wrote:
> On Thu, 2003-07-24 at 17:12, Bill Nottingham wrote:
> > John Hearns (John Hearns micromuse com) said: 
> > > Have a look at the Serel Fastboot project.
> > 
> > It's been tested. It didn't appreciably help.
> 
> OK, but is a speedup of boot process planned?
> How? I'm sure a simple solution could be implemented easily.
> But it must be an agreed upon one and a one that would have interest from packagers...
> Do you have any preferred way to do that?
> Or is it just not planned/not useful in your opinion?

After having tried various things, and timed them,
we tend to be a lot less confident that a simple solution
could be implemented easily.

The vast majority of startup time seems to be reading stuff
of the disk; parallelizing init scripts doesn't
help with that. Starting up GDM earlier may work, but
with the downsides that:

 - You have to figure out what services are safe to
   start after login.
 - You may have a unresponsive system during login.

https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=startuptime

is a recently created tracker bug for this issue.

Regards,
					Owen







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