It is a real gain. Many services sit there and wait for a network timeout, or
other high-latency, low-disk activity.
Annoying. Load the other, non-dependant services in the meanwhile.
Head 'thrashing' due to multiple application access may cause some overall
ineffiency, but it really depends on the ratio of disk activity to
On Wednesday 20 October 2004 10:53 am, Arjan van de Ven wrote:
> On Tue, 2004-10-19 at 12:10, Kyrre Ness Sjobak wrote:
> > I am hearing much good from the gentoo camp about paralell startup, and
> > how it brings down boot times to about 30 secounds. Is this possible to
> > do with fedora as well?
> problem with parallel startup is that it *ALSO* increases how much the
> disk has to seek, which slows things down. For me it's not clear if it's
> actually a real gain or just a placebo one.
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