Parallelizing bootscripts [was: Make bootscripts more POSIX compliant]

TheOldFellow theoldfellow at gmail.com
Tue Feb 20 23:54:09 PST 2007


Ken Moffat wrote:
> On Tue, Feb 20, 2007 at 03:28:49PM -0600, Bruce Dubbs wrote:
>> The memory space is generally not significant either because only one
>> copy of the code is in memory at any time.  The difference would be data
>> space.
>>
>  /me admits to hoping someone would try this - there was an article on
> lwn recently, http://lwn.net/Articles/220255/ - apparently in
> Tanenbaum's benchmarks the original sh was fastest, and in the
> discussion somebody noted that ubuntu had switched to dash to speed
> up their bootscripts.

They needed to, now they use upstart, it's even more important 'cos that
beastie is a real hog.

R.





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