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Re: compilation architecture



On Jan 18, 2008 4:08 PM, Thorsten Leemhuis <fedora leemhuis info> wrote:
> On 18.01.2008 15:41, drago01 wrote:
>
> >> GDM is loaded earlier - starting feels much shorter.
> > we had this in earilier releases,

yes but it was not on by default passing "early-login" to on the
kernel cmd was needed to enable it.

> Are you sure? IIRC gdm-early-login never left the experimental stage.
>
> > but this does not fix anything it just hiddes the real issues.
>
> I tend to disagree a small bit. It could be a net win if we'd use the
> time while the user logs in (¹) for other things in the background
> (loading things that we know will be used into the cache, start
> non-crucial daemons, ....). It works well in Opensuse and the boot feels
> faster (even if it's sometimes not that much faster if you measure it
> with a stopwatch).
>
> CU
> knurd
>
> (¹) currently afaics the computer mainly is waiting for the user to type
> username and password (which can take 5 seconds or more -- depending on
> how fast you type and if you are actually around when GDM shows up),
> thus there are a lot of spare cycles that could be used for other things

sure, but we somehow have to decide when to start gdm (ie to not break
nfs homedirs etc)


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