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Re: Paralell startup

On 13:04 19 Oct 2004, Dan Williams <dcbw redhat com> wrote:
| On Tue, 2004-10-19 at 18:10 +0200, Kyrre Ness Sjobak wrote:
| > I am hearing much good from the gentoo camp about paralell startup, and
| > how it brings down boot times to about 30 secounds. Is this possible to
| > do with fedora as well?
| Yes, and we should do it.  However, it requires lots of changes to the
| initscripts :)

Not really.

| There are a number of projects that have done parallel startup on *NIX
| machines.  I believe one or two of the BSD variants use parallel startup
| and dependencies in their scripts.  Seth Nickell has some writeups on a
| new startup script architecture as well.

I do parallel startup on my FC2 boxes. Some info here:

    Home page:

Shrug. Works quite well, greatly reduces boot time.
Doesn't need any hacking of the initscripts except to use chkconfig to
turn everything off, because they're specified in the config file.

It only parallelises the init.d scripts; the preamble is all serial
still. There's some stuff in there I can probably turn off but obviously
not for the general (unknown box) case. But just parallelising the init.d
scripts is a significant win.

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