Action Item #472

Boot time speedups

Added by Hammel about 3 years ago.

Status:NewStart date:25 Nov 2015
Priority:NormalDue date:
Assignee:Hammel% Done:


Category:09 - Testing
Target version:1.0 - Atreides
Severity:03 - Medium


Some things I can review
  1. Switch to LZO for kernel compression
  2. Delay Loop Calibration: ''lpj=''; can save > 100ms on ARMv5 based systems (boot and look for Calilbrating Delay Loop and check what lpj is set to, then use that on command line)
  3. Parameters for boot time analysis: ''initcall_debug'', ''printk_time=1''
  4. Switch rootfs to UBIfs - better for flash devices
  5. Use initramfs (see slides)
  6. Integrate as many init scripts as possible into single program (my own init program), then use init=myprog

I probably won't get to <1s boot time without bootloader access but I can certainly get to <10s, possibly to <5s.

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