[coreboot] Fast booting: coreboot versus optimized UEFI

Peter Stuge peter at stuge.se
Fri Oct 30 18:43:36 CET 2009

Ken.Fuchs at bench.com wrote:
> Are there some hard numbers for coreboot initialization and
> bootloader payload time (from power-up/reset to the start of the OS
> kernel load)?

About a year and a half ago I did some numbers on ALIX.1C which is a
Geode LX800 board.

I was using Linux 2.6 as payload.

coreboot v3 ran for some 600ms until Linux start, but there was some
discussion that there was a bit of "invisible" code running before I
started measuring, which could run up to a few 100ms, because I timed
the serial output rather than the system reset signal.


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