Subject: Re: Booting NetBSD Faster
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List: tech-userlevel
Date: 09/21/2003 20:39:28
On Fri, Sep 19, 2003 at 07:58:12AM -0700, wrote:
> Perry wrote:
> > 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.

I personally would find it useful if I could bring up my system in
a reasonable amount of time in the face of failure of one of the
machines on my network. 

Sucks when one of my DNS server machines is down and boots of other
machines take tens of minutes. I can deal if I can just get to a
shell prompt.

Yes, I can get around this by booting to single user mode. The problem
then is that to do this I have to generally hard reboot and redo my
fsck's, etc.
Kevin P. Neal                      
"Oh, I've heard that paradox a couple of times, but there's something
about a cat dying and I hate to think of such things."
  - Dr. Donald Knuth speaking of Schrodinger's cat, December 8, 1999, MIT