ASUS Eee PC 901 Linux Boot Performance
Phoronix: ASUS Eee PC 901 Linux Boot Performance
With the Atom-based ASUS Eee PC 901 we have already delivered disk encryption benchmarks and a Linux distribution comparison of Xandros, Fedora, Ubuntu, and Mandriva. This Intel 1.6GHz Diamondville processor isn't the fastest, but it's performing quite well for a netbook. With netbooks and their users often on the go though, for those not using the suspend and resume mode the boot time can be equally important as the in-desktop performance. To look at this we are delivering boot performance benchmarks for the Eee PC 901 from Fedora 9, Fedora 10, Ubuntu 8.10, and Mandriva 2009.
Mandriva 2009.0 boot in 27s
I got 2009.0 (Cooker) as of yesterday to boot on my 901 in 27s!
This is with no modifications.
I'm guessing that the recent readahead and preload work as really paid off. I've left the tiny bootbooster partition in place, so the bios boot adds only a another 1 second to the total boot time. The auto login and loading of the compiz/gnome desktop is pretty quick aswell.
My next step will be to try the newly available finit package to see if I can get it to boot even quicker: http://archives.mandrivalinux.com/ch...0/msg00043.php