Ubuntu boot speed fall in Hardy

Sam Tygier samtygier at yahoo.co.uk
Sat May 10 10:43:48 UTC 2008

Sitsofe Wheeler wrote:
> Hi,
> I've noticed that Ubuntu's boot speed seems to have taken a fall in
> Hardy. Anecdotally I believe that Gutsy was the fastest but from a
> viewable stats perspective the fall can be seen in Feisty versus Hardy
> on
> https://wiki.ubuntu.com/BootCharting#head-dca0372aa8fd490a9717ad0c72c9b400c236a581 . While not as slow as other distros it is a shame to see things slow down a bit.
> Of special interest to me is the fall in "time to usable auto-login
> desktop" case as this is something I use regularly. It seems that modern
> Ubuntu simply has more to do/start after a user logs in...

Intrepid seems to me like a good time to include the prefetching work that was done in 2007 summer of code. and maybe preload as well (more for application load time than boot time), if the two can work together.

It is quite a popular idea


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