Re: initramfs-tools 0.7x pending changes - klibc only initramfs
On Thu, Jul 20, 2006 at 09:29:02PM +0200, maximilian attems wrote:
> > - prereqs mechanism:
> > uses costly boot time and there is no easy solution to be first
> > nor to be last. proposed solution is to remove it plainly.
> > (scripts that don't use wouldn't be affected, as prereqs only
> > enters in the game if you invoke the script with the `prereqs' arg)
Also, in general please actually measure the costly boot time. There
were a number of calls to remove the depmod -a from the run-time init
ramfs, until we actually timed it and figured out that it was almost
immeasurably fast on a tmpfs. =)
While it's generally true that it's important not to optimise without
test data to measure against, many of the things that I expected to take
alot of time just don't because everything is already in memory.
I do not agree with a word you say, but I will defend to the death your
right to say it.