Minimal system boot time: 300 ms
Posted Apr 3, 2011 0:54 UTC (Sun) by giraffedata
In reply to: Quotes of the week
Parent article: Quotes of the week
I agree that this system is hardly functional -- the only function it has is the ability to extend the system to add some real function, like taking pictures or making phone calls. But I think it is still a highly useful benchmark, because it covers the common part of all these possible systems, and a part which has traditionally taken much longer.
The benchmark also omits the other end -- getting the system up to the boot loader. So it's just a measurement of kernel start time, and the only function expected of a kernel is to run applications.
It would be nice if they would follow it up with an example of a realistic application and tell how long it takes from e.g. power button to view finder active. Because maybe the kernel boot time isn't all that significant after all.
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