Linux Startup Times [PMX:#]
Hendricks David W.
dwh at lanl.gov
Fri Apr 2 11:49:01 CEST 2004
Sort of like LinuxBIOS ( www.linuxbios.org )? :)
On Fri, 2 Apr 2004, yfede wrote:
> I guess it was without rc scripts and init, just time needed by bios+kernel
> to boot...
> I'm interested in the same subject, but have no idea of what to do for
> reducing both.
> I noticed that the majority of time is taken by IDE hardware to be probed.
> I know that I can force BIOS settings not to probe for it every time, just
> setting the correct parameters in CMOS for disks instead of making BIOS
> guess what the values are every time.
> Is it possible to do the same with linux kernel as well?
> Another solution for reducing boot times would be skipping completely BIOS
> initializations, since linux kernel doesn't rely on them and performs them
> again when it starts. This could be done by replacing BIOS firmware with a
> simpler one that only loads kernel in ram and starts it... kinda of LILO on
> ROM, if you got what I mean. Does something like that exist?
> Thank you in advance for attention,
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "ron minnich" <rminnich at lanl.gov>
> To: "John Usher (Maptek)" <John.Usher at perth.maptek.com.au>
> Cc: <linuxbios at clustermatic.org>
> Sent: Friday, April 02, 2004 6:08 AM
> Subject: Re: Linux Startup Times [PMX:#]
> > On Fri, 2 Apr 2004, John Usher (Maptek) wrote:
> > > Linux startup times? Linux on our systems is taking more than 10 seconds
> > > to start, and I guess its due to it searching for devices and the like.
> > with/without the rc scripts?
> > ron
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