[vdr] boot times

Oliver Friedrich oliver at familie-friedrich.de
Mon Jun 20 17:43:52 CEST 2005


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Alfred Zastrow schrieb:
> Simon Baxter schrieb:
> 
>> I see on the WIKI people have posted boot times, as low as 15 seconds.
> 
> 
> Yes, no Problem.
> 
>> My boot time is terrible - haven't timed it, but would imagine it has
>> to be 180 seconds plus.
>>
>> I am still running udev (FC3), which seems to take a large amount of
>> time. I'm sure I could probably strip out some of the other processes
>> (like the NTP sync - why is that run at start up!!  Surely it should
>> happen in parallel, not sequentially)
>>
>> Has anyone done a strip-down checklist of the things that must and
>> must not be started?  Any tuning recommendations?
> 
> 
> Still the best recommendation is to use a dedicated machine for vdr and
> to build/compile the whole stuff on a second machine. Then you don't
> need all the overhead.
> 
> My vdr-system has the whole vdr/glibc/bin/modules-things in a initrd ram
> disc which is loaded by the bios together with the kernel.
> Boot time (after bios-checks) is < 10 seconds to see a picture and about
> 20 seconds until the system is ready to replay/record on a Duron 1300
> board.

20 seconds? Great :)
Which plugins are included in your initrd ramdisk? I have tried ist, but
with all needed libraries for the several plugins it does not fit into
the ramdisk. It doesn't boot if i reached 32 MB uncompressed ...

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Oliver
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