Faster is nice but ...
Posted Sep 20, 2003 17:51 UTC (Sat) by NAR
In reply to: Faster is nice but ...
Parent article: Boot Linux faster (IBM developerWorks)
While we might tune a system for faster reboots which this technique,
it begs the main questions (why are we rebooting). The cost of a few
minutes in rc script handling on each reboot is amortized over months
of uptime in the common case of production servers.
I think, this article is written to those people who use Linux on their desktops at home like me. They don't keep the PC turned on 24/7 and reboot to an other operating system frequently to play a game or browse some "IE-only" site. They might "enjoy" a Linux booting process 2-3 times a day. But I think the seconds won by starting some services parallel are negligible to the minute KDE 2 takes to start up...
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