systemd (Was Re: tmpfs for strategic directories)

drago01 drago01 at
Wed May 26 14:28:10 UTC 2010

On Wed, May 26, 2010 at 4:16 PM, Chris Adams <cmadams at> wrote:
> Once upon a time, drago01 <drago01 at> said:
>> This does make a lot of sense to me, initscripts being scripts is a
>> major slowdown factor
>> by itself.
> But they aren't a major slowdown factor (see the example numbers in this
> thread).

They are flawed, simply spawning awk multiple times and measure the
time is not a test to compare bash to C.

> And, if they were, any init scripts that are a problem could probably be
> optimized and still be shell scripts (a number of sed/awk/grep calls
> could probably be rewritten as pure bash for example).

Which would be faster than spawing random process but still orders of
magnitudes slower than a C program.

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