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

Michael Ekstrand michael at elehack.net
Fri Sep 16 00:10:16 UTC 2011

On 09/15/2011 05:27 PM, Adam Williamson 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.

Or bulletproof session management.  With an encrypted disk, putting the
data at rest is beneficial.

Alternatively, hibernate could work if it were much faster, but my
recent experience with hibernate is that a full boot is notably faster.
 Once everything is built on systemd units and it be parallelized...

- Michael

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