"According to Red Hat, there is a difference between the aims and
process of the new mainline Linux kernel's fastboot -- which was
contributed to the community by Intel -- and the approach to faster
startups taken in Fedora 11.
"They're solving a different set of problems," Fedora kernel maintainer
Dave Jones told InternetNews.com
. "The Fedora work has been almost
entirely done by improving init scripts in userspace, and by making
applications more intelligent about the I/O they are doing."
Jones adds that the fastboot patches are valuable, but there larger
problems remain in userspace that can be addressed in Fedora."