On Wed, 2012-02-22 at 14:42 +0100, Stephan Seitz wrote: > On Wed, Feb 22, 2012 at 03:24:47PM +0200, Riku Voipio wrote: > >I have. Not on debian, but on debianish system with dash. And the result > >was that shellscripts are indeed the bottleneck. We still did convert to > > 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. What if they have to reboot in the middle of the day due to a kernel upgrade? > 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. They also don't get turned off very often, but they do get rebooted. It should be possible to avoid that long delay by using kexec, though I've never looked into how well that works in Debian. Ben. > So while shellscripts may have maintenance issues, I don’t think > performance issues are a problem. > > Shade and sweet water! > > Stephan > -- Ben Hutchings If at first you don't succeed, you're doing about average.
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