Linked by David Adams on Mon 29th Sep 2008 02:58 UTC, submitted by AdamW
Mandriva, Mandrake, Lycoris Mandriva has done quite a lot of work on optimizing boot speed for its latest release, Mandriva Linux 2009. Frederic Crozat (head of the French engineering team) has written a blog post summarizing Mandriva's past work on this front, and the tweaks and improvements made for 2009. It shows that close analysis of inefficiencies in boot, and fixing 'small' bugs, can result in gains as large or larger than 'big picture' items like new initialization systems.
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RE[4]: Comment by agrouf
by agrouf on Mon 29th Sep 2008 07:59 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by agrouf"
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Unfortunately, I believe it is already the case. They mostly use SysV init system, but it's rare to find 2 distros that use the same script to start a service and most of the time you can't use init scripts from distro to distros. And they don't even use the same commands to manage services (chkconfig for red hat, rc-update on gentoo, update-rc.d on debian and so on). I believe the init process is one of the main things that differenciate distros, along with the package manager.

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