[cgl_discussion] Booting Linux faster
mochel at osdl.org
Fri Sep 19 09:05:22 PDT 2003
> Using make(1) is kind of cool, but I think it is still a hack. What
> really is needed (and this is way I have been dropping hints
> about wanting to address initscripts in some alternative future
> universe) is same type dependency aware system like this:
I agree that make(1) is a hack, though clever. simpleinit is also a good
idea, and something we looked at using for Midori a few years ago.
However, it had some shortcomings (that I don't recall off the top of my
head). We contacted Gooch, and his attitude was "It works for me fine, so
I have no interest listening to your suggested improvements."
So, we wrote something that was smaller and faster: quickinit. Midori
never went anywhere, though the code is still available. The quickinit
source can be downloaded from:
It's just a tar file, and is small enough to be self-explanatory. If
anyone is interested, feel free to email for more information about it.
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