[Pkg-sysvinit-devel] Bug#581907: sysv-rc: performance regression with CONCURRENCY=makefile

Felipe Sateler fsateler at gmail.com
Wed May 19 04:14:54 UTC 2010

On Tue, May 18, 2010 at 14:56, Petter Reinholdtsen <pere at hungry.com> wrote:
> [Felipe Sateler]
>> I have now stopped bootchart when gnome-panel is loaded. It is not a
>> perfect hint, but should be closer than the earlier estimates.
>> Times now seem closer but makefile is still slower.
> Thank you.
> I fail to find gnome-panel in bootchart-none-autologin.png.  When was
> it started?

Hmm. I modified S07bootchart to wait in a semi-busy loop until a
process called gnome-panel appears. Probably in the -none case since
gdm starts last, gnome-panel is picked right after it starts so it
doesn't show up.

> I notice Xorg starts after 27 seconds with parallel booting, and 40
> seconds with sequencial boot.  This make me suspect the regression is
> really an artifact of how you measure the boot duration, and not a
> result of the real boot speed slowdown.

Well, the problem is defining what is actually boot length. While the
actual boot time may be longer, it certainly feels a bit faster
because gdm starts earlier. Do you have an idea on how to accurately
measure the boot time?


Felipe Sateler

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