Posted Jul 27, 2006 15:30 UTC (Thu) by Max.Hyre
Parent article: Kernel Summit 2006: Embedded systems
Much of the kernel's boot time is spent probing for devices....
Could the kernel have a list of devices, prepared from a
previous probe, which the kernel just takes as correct, to
streamline that part? Obviously it would need to be updated
for new or removed hardware, but if the list is wrong, on my
head be it.
Since this would lead to a spate of ``my system won't
boot'' complaints, have it require a kernel
argument, to restrict its use to those with something of a
I know I'd really appreciate it when I'm optimizing a
kernel, and rebooting every few minutes.
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