Wednesday, April 11, 2007


Etch boots as fast as Woody...

With the Post-etch frenzy, I installed Debian 4.0 stable as soon as I could. I used the same system used a few months ago for the google Summer of Code. Under the same conditions, the system required 32 seconds until KDE started. Compared with the previous stable releases:
Nevertheless, Etch has significantly more process started at boot time and the CPU usage is more intensive --with still some room for improvement --. Follow this link for the bootcharts and more detailed information.

As I starting point, using dash instead of bash, the boot time is reduced to 30 seconds and it could be further improved but there is some "hald" process (maybe part of dbus) that doesn't seem to want to run in parallel. See bootcharts. Any ideas?


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