Ubuntu 10.04 Already Shortens The Boot Time
Phoronix: Ubuntu 10.04 Already Shortens The Boot Time
Ubuntu 10.04 Alpha 1 was released last week and while it did not bring any major features yet for this Long-Term Support release of Ubuntu Linux to be released in April of 2010, it began to introduce some underlying changes like the switch to the Linux 2.6.32 kernel, X Server 1.7, and the complete removal of HAL. Our early benchmarks of Ubuntu 10.04 show that there are some negative performance regressions right off the bat, but that is from within the Linux desktop. One area that Canonical is focusing upon in particular with Ubuntu 10.04 LTS is speeding up the boot process, so we decided to provide some benchmarks there too.
This comparison makes no sense
Ubuntu 9.10 without any patches/updates is known to have serious bootup-speed-regressions in its initial state:
This was fixed by replacing sreadahed with ureadahead for most users.
It would be interesting if you would repeat the test with an up-to-date karmic (PPA enabled)