Linked by diegocg on Sun 13th May 2012 23:48 UTC
Linux Lennart Poettering, the author of systemd, has announced: "I just put a first version of a wiki document together that lists a couple of easy optimizations to get your boot times down to [less than] 2s. It also includes a list of suggested things to hack on to get even quicker boot-ups."
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RE: Stupid ideas...
by gilboa on Mon 14th May 2012 08:01 UTC in reply to "Stupid ideas... "
gilboa
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2005-07-06

"Consider disabling SELinux and auditing. We recommend to leave SELinux on, for security reasons, but truth be told you can save 100ms of your boot if you disable it. Use selinux=0 on the kernel cmdline."

Ummm.

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RE[2]: Stupid ideas...
by Morgan on Mon 14th May 2012 10:57 in reply to "RE: Stupid ideas... "
Morgan Member since:
2005-06-29

Hey, I can do a lot in 100ms! I could literally blink in that huge window of time, or I could have a fleeting thought, why I could even scan halfway across my screen with my eyes!

Sarcasm aside, I don't use SELinux myself as I'm not that paranoid about security. My router's firewall has never been breached (in fact I've tried to get through it myself while at work, to no avail), and I also use iptables on the computer itself. So I'll be able to blink at least one more time during boot! ;)

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RE[2]: Stupid ideas...
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Mon 14th May 2012 13:55 in reply to "RE: Stupid ideas... "
Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

Yeah, so why was it suggestion #3 on how to improve your boot time, if they themselves said it was a bad idea?

I mean you could eliminate the time wait time altogether, if you simply threw your computer into a river. You'd never wait for that particular computer to boot again!

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RE[3]: Stupid ideas...
by gilboa on Mon 14th May 2012 14:10 in reply to "RE[2]: Stupid ideas... "
gilboa Member since:
2005-07-06

Yeah, so why was it suggestion #3 on how to improve your boot time, if they themselves said it was a bad idea?

I mean you could eliminate the time wait time altogether, if you simply threw your computer into a river. You'd never wait for that particular computer to boot again!


... And if it was number 12, you would be OK with it? *

- Gilboa
* That's assuming the order was *intentional* and/or meaningful...

Edited 2012-05-14 14:11 UTC

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