Subject: Re: Booting NetBSD Faster
To: Hubert Feyrer <>
From: Luke Mewburn <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 09/29/2003 13:36:16
On Fri, Sep 19, 2003 at 02:21:05AM +0200, Hubert Feyrer wrote:
  | >From /.:
  | ``IBM's DeveloperWorks explains how to decrease boot times for your
  | Linux box. The concept is to load system services in parallel when
  | possible.''
  | I wonder how we could do the same in NetBSD.
  | Maybe let rcorder start the services (on demand?), instead of just
  | printing some order? Adding an option to make it print services that can
  | be printed in parallel on one line ("s1\n s21 s22 s23\n s3") which won't
  | harm when used in ``s, and another switch to actually start things
  | (possibly in parallel)?

This seems like a reasonable idea, and wouldn't take much effort
within /etc/rc to implement.

The hardest bit would be hacking rcorder to support such a flag.  :-)