[arch-projects] [PATCH 2/2 mkinitcpio] RD_TIMESTAMP: export timestamp to init

Tom Gundersen teg at jklm.no
Mon Aug 1 15:53:50 EDT 2011

This follows the same protocol as between dracut and systemd.
With this patch allows us to do some basic profiling of our

% systemd-analyze
Startup finished in 710ms (kernel) + 2445ms (initrd) + 21214ms (userspace) = 24370ms

To get the timestamp as accurate as possible, a few things are shuffled
around to do the measurement as early in init as we can.

A patch to systemd is also required, which I will submit if this is accepted.

Signed-off-by: Tom Gundersen <teg at jklm.no>
 init |   10 +++++++---
 1 files changed, 7 insertions(+), 3 deletions(-)

diff --git a/init b/init
index 8c8709c..9bcc21a 100644
--- a/init
+++ b/init
@@ -4,10 +4,12 @@ PATH=/usr/sbin:/usr/bin:/sbin:/bin
 busybox --install -s
+mount -t proc proc /proc -o nosuid,noexec,nodev
+RD_TIMESTAMP=$(/bin/cat /proc/uptime)
 . /init_functions
-mkdir -p /new_root
-mount -t proc proc /proc -o nosuid,noexec,nodev
 mount -t sysfs sys /sys -o nosuid,noexec,nodev
 if grep -q devtmpfs /proc/filesystems 2>/dev/null; then
   mount -n -t devtmpfs udev /dev -o mode=0755,size=10M,nosuid
@@ -80,6 +82,7 @@ if [ "${break}" = "y" ]; then
 # Mount root at /new_root
+mkdir -p /new_root
 ${mount_handler:-default_mount_handler} /new_root
@@ -113,6 +116,7 @@ for d in proc sys dev run; do
         umount /${d}
-exec env -i TERM=$TERM /sbin/switch_root -c /dev/console /new_root ${init} "$@"
+exec env -i TERM="$TERM" RD_TIMESTAMP="$RD_TIMESTAMP" /sbin/switch_root -c /dev/console /new_root ${init} "$@"
 # vim: set ft=sh ts=4 sw=4 et:

More information about the arch-projects mailing list