Posted Nov 8, 2012 16:30 UTC (Thu) by man_ls
In reply to: LCE: Systemd two years on
Parent article: LCE: Systemd two years on
For me on my new amd64 machine, fast boot is a very important feature: I switch it off every night and turn it on in the morning. However, with Debian testing I am getting a solid ten seconds from pressing enter in GRUB to operative state, of which I estimate that five are spent by the kernel and another five by various tasks and X. (Before there are about 5 seconds wasted by the BIOS and GRUB, and after there are still some apps starting like Firefox or Terminal. Yes, the BIOS in my delicious and cheap Asus mini-ITX P8H61-I is quite fast.) So I am booting my services in five seconds without systemd.
You are right that init shell scripts are ugly, but I can edit them in a minute if there is anything wrong with them. Hackability is a more important feature to me than the couple of seconds that I can shave off the total boot time. Luckily Debian provides for all choices here.
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