Innovators get Linux to boot in 1 second (EDN)
[Distributions] Posted Mar 5, 2010 19:32 UTC (Fri) by ris
EDN reports that
MontaVista Software has developed an embedded version of Linux that boots
in less than a second. "In addition to designing real-time Linux, MontaVista has been working on the development of real-fast Linux, a Linux operating system that boots in less than 1 second. The team who worked on the project includes Alexander Kaliadin, Nikita Youshchenko, and Cedric Hombourger. Many on the team also worked on the MontaVista real-time Linux. "One of the first things we did years ago was to make the Linux scheduler pre-emptive and deterministic," says Hombourger. These fast-boot developments are not necessarily limited to real-time or an embedded Linux; however, they can get a conventional Linux distribution to boot in 1 second, as well."
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