[Script] Speeding up the debian booting with quiet-mode

thomasg thomas at gstaedtner.net
Mon Aug 18 19:27:31 CEST 2008

I guess I'm going to make enemies once again, but is the support list really
supposed for debian related development?

On Mon, Aug 18, 2008 at 7:01 PM, Rorschach <r0rschach at lavabit.com> wrote:

> Well like every linux also debian on our Freerunner boots __a lot__ faster
> (several seconds) in quiet mode. I modified Joachim Breitners
> configure-uboot script in such a way that debian boots by default in
> quiet-mode and additionally I added another boot-option in uboot to boot
> without quiet-mode for debugging purposes.
> I added it to both wikis:
>  * http://wiki.debian.org/DebianOnFreeRunner
>  * http://wiki.openmoko.org/wiki/Debian
> The modified script can be found directly here:
> http://paste.ubuntuusers.de/391456/
> I will check as soon as I have time the rootdelay option. I think 5sec are
> too much and 1sec could be sufficient for us. But I don't know for sure and
> I also don't know if the time with rootdelay is a stopping time: so the
> kernel tries 5sec long to detect our rootdevice (our sd-card) and as soon as
> he finds it he goes on or if it's a starting time: the kernel does 5sec
> nothing and first after the 5sec he tries to boot.
> I have the feeling it's the first possibilty which would mean the 5sec
> don't harm us in any way but I dunno for sure because I couldn't find a
> proper explaination of rootdelay. So I'll further investigate this.
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