Boot-time improvements

Markus Hitter mah at
Wed Sep 10 07:22:33 UTC 2008

Am 09.09.2008 um 20:31 schrieb Jonathan Carter (highvoltage):

> Perhaps making the boot-process longer, by loading any non-essential
> software as late as possible (even long after the user has logged on),
> but getting the user interface ready as early as possible, should  
> be the
> target, instead of trying to get everything to complete as soon as  
> possible.

This is what Windows XP does already, isn't it? You boot, get  
automatic login, see the desktop, but essentially have to wait longer  
to do something useful. The only possible improvement I can see is to  
make more services launch on demand. That is, move apache and  
similars into xinetd.

For any real enhancement, you'd have to rip stuff out. Like avoiding  
gdm when using automatic login. Like avoiding to run startup scripts  
just to find out the service isn't even requested.

Just a single $o.o1,

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Dipl. Ing. Markus Hitter

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