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Re: IDEA: Shortening boot-time



On Fri, 2004-07-23 at 15:16, Bill Nottingham wrote:
> Matthew Miller (mattdm mattdm org) said: 
> > On Fri, Jul 23, 2004 at 08:21:05AM +0200, Hans de Goede wrote:
> > [snip snip snip, here and throughout]
> > > -move starting some of slow things from rc.sysinit to a service, detect 
> > > if they really needed early in rc.sysinit and then call/source the 
> > > service script.
> > 
> > Having dependency info in the init scripts and running stuff in parallel
> > when possible might help here.
> 
> The last time this was tried, the total speedup was on the order of
> 10% or so. Perhaps it's changed, but it wasn't a extreme speedup.
> 

There is a lot of value to just getting gdm onscreen ASAP, even if the
disk keeps chugging in the background. Seth and Bryan have been lobbying
to do this. User-perceived startup time is basically until gdm comes up,
and then other stuff can finish while the user types their login.

Havoc




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