[LinuxBIOS] Crazy idea? LinuxBios+Suspend 2

Stefan Reinauer stepan at coresystems.de
Tue Dec 12 00:19:57 CET 2006

* Adam Talbot <talbotx at comcast.net> [061211 23:39]:
> My current system takes about 3 seconds for Linuxbios, then 2 more for
> kernel, to the suspend2 code, then 7~12sec depending on how much
> compression I am using on the suspend2 image. 

Just a thought, the firmware level IDE driver is usually not using DMA
or any advanced reading methods, and as such a lot slower than the 
according Linux driver. You might have a hard time keeping the 2s the
kernel needs.

> So a total boot time of about 15 seconds. Up and playing music, with
> full X.  A normal boot is 33 sec, to get to a full X + music playing.
> I want sub 10.  

Your calculation goes with 3+2+10s - Instead of tuning the 3s or 2s, you
might instead start improving on the biggest piece of the cake: the 10s.

I would assume the 2s kernel do some initialization that are expected to
happen for the suspend code to work. So even if you manage to win 2s
by not booting a kernel, you might have quite some other things to


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