If you could reliably cold boot (with or without hibernation) in 3 seconds would you ever choose to sleep instead? Sleep is nothing but a workaround for slow boot times.
Originally Posted by deanjo
The ultimate goal of the OS should be to get out of the way. Fast, unobtrusive booting is a large part of that goal.
Fake edit: for what it's worth, fast booting is the first thing I look for in any new motherboard or laptop I buy. If it takes 10'' to discover disk devices, I simply won't buy it.
most posters are not carrying about boot time , but if you boot quickly then softwares are running fasters .
i not easy yet with linux booting and mem used . with dos it was very interresting to have a lot of free mem in the 640 ko and use as much as possible upper mem for drivers .
with nt and linux looks the same , no optimization is possible
have a look at this old tool : umbpci
edit time is too short : 1 minute so i add this
with nt and linux , it looks the same , no optimization is possible by editing files to maximize the memory usage according to the pc and cards, it has
At one time "instant on" picture was the rage too on TV's but you don't hear griping how slow the flat panels take before you get a full picture now days.
Originally Posted by devius
Yes I would, here is why. The people that are going to be putting their system in a up/down state the most are laptop users. Now if I have to boot everytime I want to close that lid it also means reopening the applications I had open, remembering what file I had open, getting everything just aligned right again, etc. With a proper working sleep I can resume right where I left off. That is something a reboot doesn't do. In this day and age having to do a full boot should become a rarity not common practice.
Originally Posted by BlackStar
That's why he included hibernation. If that worked within a few seconds you indeed wouldn't need sleep.
Originally Posted by deanjo
Other than that you're right; opening applications and everything after a real boot is mega time consuming and annoying and a real productivity killer. To me it's a mystery why people would really want to reboot and are so obsessed with boot times.
Michael, a suggestion for something Phoronix could create --
a diff tool for bootcharts.
No, I'm not going to stare at eight bootcharts until my eyes bleed trying to find the biggest changes. But that info laid out in +/- ms times for each section, omitting very small differences, would be handy.
200€ is the price of windows ;']
Originally Posted by Qaridarium
10 000 computers running linux ? are you sure there are so many around the world ?
i joke but the more i read the forum , the more i find it too "geeky" .
if you know hl2 game [ that only runs with windows ] linux looks like the Black Mesa Mod http://www.moddb.com/mods/black-mesa
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