Kernel Summit: kexec and fast booting
Posted Jul 22, 2004 19:15 UTC (Thu) by iabervon
In reply to: Kernel Summit: kexec and fast booting
Parent article: Kernel Summit: kexec and fast booting
If the kernel didn't block booting while initializing devices, it could start init as soon as the device with the root filesystem was found, and X could start as soon as the video device was detected. It wouldn't actually help to put X in the kernel (aside, I guess, from having it loaded efficiently by the bootloader before other things are using the disk); the real gains would come from not waiting for anything unnecessary. For that matter, it doesn't matter where X is if xdm isn't started until after alsa, exim, inetd, lpd, sshd, atd, and cron.
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