Don't cheat on boot time.
Posted Nov 26, 2009 23:29 UTC (Thu) by giraffedata
In reply to: Don't cheat on boot time.
Parent article: The Grumpy Editor's Moblin review
I don't think it was a review of the whole package, even though the first tests were done on a the preassembled package. It was a review of Moblin.
And it doesn't matter. Readers aren't trying to judge the engineering effort; they're judging the result. If Moblin can't make boot fast because the time is spent in things Moblin can't control, then Moblin fails just as surely as if Moblin engineers just did stupid things in the code.
Another way of putting it is that to the extent that things outside Moblin elongate the boot, the time it takes Moblin per se to start is irrelevant and the article might as well not mention it.
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