[arch-general] My end-user $0.02 on /etc/rc.conf splitting.

Kevin Chadwick ma1l1ists at yahoo.co.uk
Tue Jul 24 07:38:16 EDT 2012

> > Systemd is
> > larger than init, so for embedded it may well quadruple boot time.  
> What utter bullshit. Please, Kevin, if you are going to throw around
> numbers, do some measurements first.

You keep picking on other subjects too at one tiny part without
considering all that I have said.

/sbin/init 32K actually larger than I thought considering it's job was
designed so tightly bound.

/bin/systemd > 800K (26 times as large)

I have an embedded board sitting right here that can run Linux and has
64K of SRAM by default.

As I have said you are talking about Linux systems that are
nearer the top smaller end of the embedded and actually my Android
probably takes longer to boot than my desktop, maybe when I get time as
Sony aren't providing updates as they promised I will mod cyanogen
to boot a bit quicker or stop it slowing down further if systemd lands
with a simple init.

My real point was that the systemd speed argument was pointless and
the bloated argument in violation of UNIX principles wasn't. There is
nothing stopping building concurrency on top of init like Upstart which
obviously has major issues.

Do you have any numbers on how much time it saves you. I know Gnome
takes many many times longer to load than systemd saves!


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