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has anyone used

By Jaqui ·
apparently it reduces boot times to bash login significantly, by running all boot sequences asynchronously.

if so, what did you think about it?
[ i'm going to build my utf-8 only charset lfs system with it over the next three days.
( got a new system to play going to make it only use utf-8 encoding in everything. ) ]

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Let us know how it works out.

by stress junkie In reply to has anyone used

I hadn't heard of initNG before reading your post. Please be sure to share your experience with it once you've had a chance to check it out.

People have been using asynchronous system initialisation in VMS for years to get the operating system running faster than a single init stream would do. These days CPUs are so fast, even on home computers, that I hadn't even considered trying to start the Unix/Linux OS faster. The only thing that really slows my computers down during startup is when a partition has to be checked. That can take a long time on my systems because I use encrypted partitions. Fsck takes 40 minutes on an encrypted 60GB partition with an ext2 file system using a 1750MHz Athlon XP (2100+) CPU. I just use the encryption on data partitions, not the root partition.

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not yet

by apotheon In reply to has anyone used

I've heard of it, and heard about it, but I haven't tried it out (yet). I've been thinkin' about doing so soonish, though.

As stress junkie already requested, I hope you'll share your experience using initNG with the rest of us. I'm curious.

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well, there is

by Jaqui In reply to has anyone used

a difference in boot times, 33% faster by my estimate.

was a bit of a nightmare editing the scripts to point to what I have installed.

other trhan that, no real differences, the system needs to be pointed to the different init scripts for boot, then it even remembers for if you change runlevels one up and running.

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