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Re: IDEA: Shortening boot-time



Kenneth Porter (shiva sewingwitch com) said: 
> --On Friday, July 23, 2004 8:21 AM +0200 Hans de Goede 
> <j w r degoede hhs nl> wrote:
> 
> >The basic idea is todo things the XP way and loads lotts of (cr)app(s)
> >while the user is already seeing a GUI.
> 
> Paraphrasing Knuth, premature optimization is a bad investment. Before we 
> start down this road, let's see some measurements showing exactly how much 
> time each step in the boot process takes. We can then decide where to 
> invest effort to improve with the limited development resources available.
> 
> Has anyone instrumented the boot process? For example, syslogging each 
> initscript to get a timestamp would tell us how much time was spent in each 
> one.

It's been oprofiled a couple of times... the majority of the time seems
spent in disk I/O. :/

Bill



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