[SATLUG] Ubuntu Init Levels

Bruce Dubbs bruce.dubbs at gmail.com
Mon Nov 14 11:50:05 CST 2011

Greg Swift wrote:

> systemd -> http://0pointer.de/blog/projects/why.html
> i couldn't find similar for upstart, but i know it was about parallelizing
> and speeding up boot, adding event driven behaviour, and maintaining
> backwards compatibility with sysvinit scripts (rc.d not inittab).
> update-rc.d is not an upstart thing though.. thats just how debian based
> distros do chkconfig.  so what was stated above would work pre/post upstart.

Oh, I see.  My system takes 8 seconds to get to the login prompt.  I can 
see where that would be an issue <not>.

In common distros, what takes a long time is having 10000 driver modules 
included with the kernel and checking all of them for applicability 
every time the system boots.

   -- Bruce

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