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

Bernd Stramm bernd.stramm at gmail.com
Thu Sep 15 23:25:08 UTC 2011

On Thu, 15 Sep 2011 15:27:49 -0700
Adam Williamson <awilliam at redhat.com> wrote:

> On Thu, 2011-09-15 at 14:14 -0400, Bernd Stramm wrote:
> > 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.
> What you really want there, though, is efficient and reliable suspend,
> not full power cycle. This is what everyone does with cellphones and
> tablets.

Yes, usually a user would want to preserve the state of their work
across the periods of them they are not using the system, as opposed to
a cold boot that clears everything. That is also what is normally wanted
from overnight shutdowns of systems that run during the business day.

Bernd Stramm
bernd.stramm at gmail.com

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