linux under one second
Dr. Michael Lauer
mickey at vanille-media.de
Fri Apr 30 15:14:35 CEST 2010
Am 30.04.2010 um 09:19 schrieb flecktor:
> i heard they made linux under 1 second.
> is there any distrobution that will take that and made it available for the
First, the Openmoko devices are way slower than the presented device.
Second, it depends on your definition of "booting". What this demo does
is reading a kernel from somewhere and launching into a one-process userland,
most likely skipping any init processes. They don't initialize slow peripherals
such as a modem nor show a launcher.
Our Linux (as in kernel) boots in a handful of seconds as well. Right now
most distributions use sysvinit, which is the reason why it takes a couple
of more minutes after booting to show a "desktop". Witha proper replacement,
(such as my pet-project fso-boot), I'm sure we can get to 30 seconds until
PIN dialog as well – which IMO would be quite amazing given the hardware.
(FWIW, on my HTC Dream w/ Zhone2 it's 10 seconds until PIN dialog – no X though,
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