Subject: Re: Booting NetBSD Faster
To: Perry E. Metzger <>
From: None <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 09/19/2003 07:58:12
> Hubert Feyrer <> writes:
> > I wonder how we could do the same in NetBSD.
> > Maybe let rcorder start the services (on demand?), instead of just
> > printing some order?
> I've thought about this for some time, actually.
> It would be fairly simple to get rcorder to yield a graph rather than
> a list and to make use of it. One would want to get some sort of
> serialization of the boot messages but there are ways to yield that.
> However, my main delays in booting are for things like delays during
> probe of my IDE devices during autoconf, not the amount of time rc
> takes to run (which is quite short), so I'm not sure it is worth it.

My one and only datapoint against this is when I put an SSL cert
in my Apache config...  My SS20 would spend several minutes waiting
for Apache to start before letting me log in then.  Don't know if
it was waiting for more key material from /dev/random, or if it
was precomputing and encrypting things, but it seemed like forever.

It might be nice to run something while fsck is doing its stuff,
but there's nothing else to run at that time.