Linux Startup Times [PMX:#]

ron minnich rminnich at
Fri Apr 2 11:19:01 CEST 2004

On Fri, 2 Apr 2004, yfede wrote:

> I noticed that the majority of time is taken by IDE hardware to be probed.

yes, and this time is required by the IDE standard. 

> This could be done by replacing BIOS firmware with a simpler one that
> only loads kernel in ram and starts it... kinda of LILO on ROM, if you
> got what I mean. Does something like that exist?

uh, what list is this again? Oh yea, the one where we did this already, 
starting 4 years ago. 


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