[arch-general] [arch-announce] Moving to Zstandard images by default on mkinitcpio

Ben Oliver ben at bfoliver.com
Sun Feb 21 17:31:49 UTC 2021

On 2021-02-21 20:17:28, Archange via arch-general wrote:
>Well I don’t boot often enough for even say 30s to make a difference (and my 
>boot time is actually dominated by 1. UEFI and 2. Passphrase input). Outside 
>of being impressive, what does a <10s boot time actually achieves? It likely 
>takes you more time to adopt a good posture in front of your computer while 
>it is booting up. If we were talking 10s vs 2 min I’d understand, but we are 
>barely talking 20s vs 10s…

I can provide a bit of a counterpoint to this. I always boot and shut down my 
laptop, so boot time has an effect on me!

Passphrase input is also the main slowdown, along with UEFI.

I'm not always looking to reduce boot times, but any imporovements are always 

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