Current Bootchart

Graeme Gregory graeme at
Mon Jul 7 12:04:34 CEST 2008

On Mon, Jul 07, 2008 at 11:59:09AM +0200, Dr. H. Nikolaus Schaller wrote:
> As far as I understood the documentation it serializes events from  
> hotplug. So each hotplugged device has to wait for its predecessor.
> But what is hotplugged in the OM during boot? It looks like boot  
> initialization is treated as hot-plugging. Appears to be similar to  
> ldconfig which has a cache that does NOT need updates on boot.
> * the first idea I have is to preinitialize devices by copying some  
> files so that hotplug/udev hasn't to do so much work (i.e. taking a  
> snapshot of the important files AFTER udev did run once, and provide  
> that snapshot as part of the rootfs)
> * or, if that does not work, only hotplug those devices that are  
> essential for booting and postpone other until the GUI is running.
> Since I am not a kernel specialist, I have no idea whether that works...
No-one reads my mails :-(

I already did all this work.

pre-initing udev with static devices saves 10s on boot time.

Using mdev -s to pre-init also saves 10s on boot time.

I prefer to use mdev as at least we dont need to play funny tricks to
get the SD card to work on boot.


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