Boot-time improvements

Thomas Novin thomas at
Thu Sep 11 08:19:56 UTC 2008

On Thu, 2008-09-11 at 01:19 +0200, Morten Kjeldgaard wrote:
> On 09/09/2008, at 20.31, Jonathan Carter (highvoltage) wrote:
> Is booting really relevant these days?  Not for me. At work, the  
> servers and desktops run weeks and months without a reboot. My  
> personal laptop, an old Apple Powerbook, boots perhaps once a month.  
> It just sleeps when I close it and wake up right away when I open it.

It shouldn't be but it IMO absolutely is. I reboot my work-laptop
probably once a day on average. This is because suspend is buggy and

It is always nice with better boot time but I think it's more important
to fix the various suspend bugs. Resuming from suspend is also very slow
in Ubuntu.

Also, one other problem is that you have one time period from power on
to get the login screen. Then you have a second period from logging in
to be able to use your desktop. This second is always important (and
there improvements can be done).


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