Fedora 16 beta vice Knoppix
mzerqung at 0pointer.de
Wed Oct 5 13:38:47 UTC 2011
On Wed, 05.10.11 10:17, Horst H. von Brand (vonbrand at inf.utfsm.cl) wrote:
> Lennart Poettering <mzerqung at 0pointer.de> wrote:
> > On Tue, 04.10.11 21:01, JB (jb.1234abcd at gmail.com) wrote:
> > > Results interpretation.
> > > -----------------------
> > > Knoppix won by a wide margin, while:
> > > - Knoppix having microknoppix fast-parallel boot (based on SysV/LSB scripts)
> > > and DE with low resources usage and tailored for desktops
> > > - Fedora having systemd parallel boot and DE tailored for small and simple
> > > devices
> > ^^^^^ huh? Fedora is not tailored for that. Would be great of it it
> > was, but that's simply not the case.
> > We install LVM and iSCSI and all kinds of other enterprisey stuff
> > on even the smallest netbook. [...]
> This is a great writeup. Why don't you add it to your "systemd for
> sysadmins" series? And/or some page on boot speedup in the Fedora wiki?
> Thanks for the pointers!
Harald posted a blog story about this a while back:
I guess we could do an updated version for F16 of that since a couple of
thing changed since then. For example the SELinux policy got updated now
so that initrd-less boots do not trigger selinux faults anymore. In
fact, initrd-less boots work really nicely nowadays, the only two
missing bit to maybe make it a default is basically that a) the kernel
cannot boot into a partition by UUID, only by logic name which is a bit
fragile  and b) Plymouth currently doesn't cope nicely with it since
it's called before the video devices are probed if used without an
 What the kernel can do nowadays is mount a GUID partition by the
GUID, which might be a pretty good replacement -- at least on machines
which have a GUID partition table.
Lennart Poettering - Red Hat, Inc.
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