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bug #28620: Initrd or not (which is faster booting on the yeeloong)

Submitted by:  Danny Clark <djbclark>
Submitted on:  Fri 15 Jan 2010 10:58:19 PM UTC  
Category:  gNewSense 3 Severity:  3 - Normal
Item Group:  mipsel Status:  Invalid
Privacy:  Public Assigned to:  None
Open/Closed:  Closed

Sat 27 Feb 2010 09:41:18 AM UTC, comment #2:

Is this an actual bug, if a rebuild isn't required? or is the bug that 'we' want a benchmark to find out which is quicker?

if there is no splash screen displayed using one option i don't see why we'd go with it as a distro. if people want it to be that little bit quicker they can make the changes themselves.

Karl Goetz <kgoetz>
Sun 24 Jan 2010 05:12:12 AM UTC, comment #1:

We don't need a separate build to work without initrd. The current builds work fine without initrd, as long as the root filesystem is in one of the filesystem types that are built into the kernel (rather than built as modules, that would have to be loaded by initrd), and the root filesystem is specified in the boot command line as say /dev/hda1, rather than by LABEL or UUID, which would also require an initrd.

Not using initrd is faster, but I noticed the splash screen with the gNewSense logo is not displayed, and boot-up proceeds in text mode. Furthermore, during shutdown initiated from an X session, the screen gets messed up.

Alexandre Oliva <oliva>
Fri 15 Jan 2010 10:58:19 PM UTC, original submission:

(rms asked me to make sure his bug reports to the mailing list got into the bug tracking system)

It would be good to build Linux for the Yeelong in two ways, one using Initrd and one not using Initrd, and see which starts up faster. This is going to be a significant aspect of the machine's attractiveness, so it ought to be chosen the way that is best.

This affects resuming after hibernation, as well as real booting.

Danny Clark <djbclark>


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