what if native systemd service is slower than old sysvinit script?

Bernd Stramm bernd.stramm at gmail.com
Thu Sep 15 18:14:00 UTC 2011

On Thu, 15 Sep 2011 18:27:29 +0100
"Richard W.M. Jones" <rjones at redhat.com> wrote:

> On Thu, Sep 15, 2011 at 10:16:29AM +0200, Jan F. Chadima wrote:
> > It amazes me how much energy people spend on it to save 3 seconds a
> > day. Of course, if the computer being turned daily. In the case of a
> > server time saving is even more amazing.
> Virtualization changes things.
> The way _I_ use Fedora involves booting it dozens of times a day (of
> course, I'm talking about a VM or a very small Fedora appliance).
> In any case, why *not* make things faster?  The way things are now, I
> have computers that boot a hundred of times more *slowly* than the
> first computer I owned.  Yes they do hundreds of times more things,
> but they also have a processor that is orders of magnitude faster.
> Rich.

Many computers are booted very rarely, once a day or so, and then
sit idle for very long periods of time. This is very wasteful. The
reason people do this is because booting takes a long time compared to
starting the set of applications they use. 

If you could boot and start applications in say, 1/2 second, usage
patterns would be completely different.

Bernd Stramm
bernd.stramm at gmail.com

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