Monday, December 8, 2008

A Linux that boots in 5 seconds

Saw this recently.

5-second Linux boots on low-powered hardware.

They used multiple techniques to achieve such a fast boot. A couple of them were modifying the init process that runs at Linux startup time, and modifying a read-ahead process. The article says that they've submitted the read-ahead patch to - which could mean the speedup will get incorporated into Netbooks and other MIDs (Mobile Internet Devices) that use Moblin.

Vasudev Ram - Dancing Bison Enterprises.

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