On Fri, Apr 14, 2023 at 10:28 AM Michael J Gruber <mjg@fedoraproject.org> wrote:
> I didn't mention this in time to even discuss whether it'd make a good
> addition to the release notes, but I think users will be happy to see
> that Fedora 38 Workstation boots faster and uses less baseline memory
> (measured from a session logged in to GNOME with only a terminal
> application running to get the output of the "free" command).

Interesting. Can you pin down from you analysis where the difference comes from, especially in user-space? I'm asking for a friend :-)

Just a note: GDM gets shut down after a timeout. So the stats might differ whether you collect them directly after login or a short while afterwards. Something to be aware of.
... the point being: Do upgrades profit as well, or should we review systemd services at boot which might remain from F37 after upgrade for new defaults?

If there are really some memory improvements in GNOME 44, it will affect upgrades as well, of course. At this moment I'm a bit skeptical about the presented numbers, though.