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

Genes MailLists lists at sapience.com
Fri Sep 16 12:54:26 UTC 2011

On 09/16/2011 05:05 AM, Nils Philippsen wrote:
> On Thu, 2011-09-15 at 14:32 -0400, Genes MailLists wrote:
>>    --------------
>>   (i) Server.
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>>       These run all the time - reboots are most often in maintenance
>> window (or evenings / weekends for home servers) primarily if not soely
>> for kernel updates.
>>        *** boot time pain more occasional fsck costs and not service startup
>>        Pain caused by O/S updates - rolling release model would be ideal
>> for these.
> When I was dabbling with HA clustering (which was admittedly a long time
> ago), there were environments with cold standby nodes (cold as in
> "off"). If the hot node went down, the cluster management software
> switched these standby nodes on, which booted normally then. In that
> case, a small boot time would have been very appreciated. I'm not sure
> if such scenarios are used nowadays.
> Nils

  Tho for that use case, would not a sleep/awake, as Adam suggested,
have been far superior to a cold boot in that case? It could even work
to quiesce  a system and restore to running state for those processes
doing real work without requiring the apps to manage their own restarts
... I assume it was power consumption being lowered here.

  Fast boot is of course desirable - I don't think anyone is against it
obviously, I am merely suggesting it importance is somewhat limited in
scope ..

  I also forgot marketing .. as in .. "Fedora boots faster than
WingleBuntuDos/X running on same hardware in the MoronIX speed test :-)

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