Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 26th Jul 2005 17:45 UTC, submitted by improvedsource
Fedora Core Everyone wants a quick boot time, from the beginner user to the advanced user, this is a issue that bothers us all. As Linux has advanced it has increasingly become slower to boot. So I decided to look into reducing the time it takes to boot my current setup, which is Fedora 4. In doing so I was able to reduce the boot time of my Fedora 4 installation to less than 25 seconds.
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by subterrific on Tue 26th Jul 2005 19:02 UTC
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initng gets ubuntu hoary boot to gdm login screen around 20 seconds (the images show the slowest boot i recorded). the differences in the bootchart's are dramatic.

that was with a really quick and dirty port of the sysvinit scripts. it could probably get down to 10 seconds with more work. initng has also gotten faster since i ran these tests by embedding shell parsers (instead of spawning /bin/bash processes) and using faster shells such as dash and ash.

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