Parallelizing bootscripts [was: Make bootscripts more POSIX compliant]

TheOldFellow theoldfellow at
Wed Feb 21 04:43:27 PST 2007

Ag. Hatzimanikas wrote:
> So,Dan,I applaud your efforts and anyone else that cares and contributes with ideas/patches
> about speeding the booting process,whatever that means -
> Parallelizing the bootscripts? - 
> Using dash instead of bash? - 
> Using an alternative init system? Upstart?

If ubuntu-6.10 is anything to go by, upstart is slower than sysvinit,
which is why I still use runit.

> I would like to see some more patches/commits on this,but the question is where?
> In the development branch?I don't think so.
> The way I see it,the dev branch is too stable to start experiments with it.
> Even in 4.{2,3} gcc releases,there are not really so many changes that will break it.
> As it has been proposed in the past,a permanent experiment branch,it would help us a lot 
> to speed and stabilize the development process,in nearly every aspect,before we start
> merge some serious changes such those.

Not sure that a branch is the right thing for experiments, as by their
very nature they need lots of branches (at least one per experiment) and
then you get into the problems of merging.


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