108 seconds to start F18 64

Adam Williamson awilliam at redhat.com
Tue Jan 8 00:05:16 UTC 2013

On Mon, 2013-01-07 at 18:55 -0500, Felix Miata wrote:

> > Yes, you'd just have to adjust the systemd service config for
> > getty at .service .
> I've yet to stumble onto a reliable doc for dealing with that file, which is 
> a symlink to /usr/lib/systemd/system/getty at .service. There is no man page for 
> getty at .service or getty at tty1.service. I've seen bits here and there on 
> getting tty1 to not clear, but I never manage to get it to not happen without 
> multiple reconfiguration attempts, and reboots.

The key word is 'instantiate'. Search 'man systemd.unit' for 'instant'
and you'll find some useful stuff. I don't know offhand exactly how
you'd go about getting back to all-ttys-spawned-on-boot, to be honest,
though, you'd want to trace all the way through how the getty@ service
works first. If lennart's reading, he might pipe up.

> >  But the spawning should be just about instantaneous on
> > any reasonable config. If you have to wait for the tty to appear that
> > sounds like a bug.
> It happens on Cauldron too, but the delay is much longer on F18.

So, that's the main bug here, I'd say.
Adam Williamson
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