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Re: upstart: please update to latest upstream version

On Thu, 23 Feb 2012, Stephan Seitz <stse+debian@fsing.rootsland.net> wrote:
> I don’t doubt it, but the question is, who cares if the boot process 
> takes a little bit longer?
> The desktop users I know are fetching their coffee while the system is 
> booting.

Desktop users have a variety of different ways of using systems.  Some people 
like my parents turn their computer on when they are about to use it and watch 
it boot.  It doesn't hurt to have a desktop system boot quickly while 
unattended but the attended boot times are annoying.

> The modern servers with e.g. RAID controllers are needing much more time 
> from power-on to the grub screen than from grub screen to getty prompt.

While there are a variety of problems we have to concentrate on the ones that 
we can solve.

Also as has been previously noted there is the case of virtual machines which 
have no BIOS delays etc.  It would be nice to be able to reboot a virtual 
machine providing a service so quickly that the users barely notice the 

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