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This is of interest to CE Linux Forum members, because customers expect CE products to be usable very soon after system startup.
 
This is of interest to CE Linux Forum members, because customers expect CE products to be usable very soon after system startup.
  
= Technology/Project Pages =
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== Technology/Project Pages ==
 
The following are individual pages with information about various technologies relevant to improving bootup time for Linux.  Some of these describe local patches available on this site.  Others point to projects or patches maintained elsewhere.
 
The following are individual pages with information about various technologies relevant to improving bootup time for Linux.  Some of these describe local patches available on this site.  Others point to projects or patches maintained elsewhere.
  
== Measuring Boot-up Time ==
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=== Measuring Boot-up Time ===
 
*[[Printk Times]] - simple system for showing timing information for each printk.
 
*[[Printk Times]] - simple system for showing timing information for each printk.
 
*[[Kernel Function Trace]] - system for reporting function timings in the kernel.
 
*[[Kernel Function Trace]] - system for reporting function timings in the kernel.
 
*[[Linux Trace Toolkit]] - system for reporting timing data for certain kernel and process events.
 
*[[Linux Trace Toolkit]] - system for reporting timing data for certain kernel and process events.
  
== Technologies and Techniques for Reducing Boot-up Time ==
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=== Technologies and Techniques for Reducing Boot-up Time ===
 
*[[Disable Console]] - Avoid overhead of console output during system startup.
 
*[[Disable Console]] - Avoid overhead of console output during system startup.
 
*[[RTC No Sync]] - Avoid delay to synchronize system time with RTC clock edge on startup.
 
*[[RTC No Sync]] - Avoid delay to synchronize system time with RTC clock edge on startup.
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#control over page mapping characteristics.
 
#control over page mapping characteristics.
  
= Information =
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== Information ==
 
*[[Boot-up Time Definition Of Terms]] - definitions of terms used by the CELF Bootup Time working group
 
*[[Boot-up Time Definition Of Terms]] - definitions of terms used by the CELF Bootup Time working group
 
*[[Kernel Instrumentation]] - lists some known kernel instrumentation tools.  These are of interest for measuring kernel startup time.
 
*[[Kernel Instrumentation]] - lists some known kernel instrumentation tools.  These are of interest for measuring kernel startup time.
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*[[Image:alert.gif]]''no content yet'' - [[Boot-up Time Delay Taxonomy]] - list of delays categorized by boot phase, type and magnitude
 
*[[Image:alert.gif]]''no content yet'' - [[Boot-up Time Delay Taxonomy]] - list of delays categorized by boot phase, type and magnitude
  
== Case Studies ==
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=== Case Studies ===
 
*Samsung proof-of-acceptability study for digital still camera: see attachment:[[Linux Boot-up Time Reduction]]4DSC.ppt
 
*Samsung proof-of-acceptability study for digital still camera: see attachment:[[Linux Boot-up Time Reduction]]4DSC.ppt
 
*Tim Bird's (Sony) survey of boot-up time reduction techniques:
 
*Tim Bird's (Sony) survey of boot-up time reduction techniques:
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**[attachment:[[Reducing Startup Time]]_v0.8.pdf Reducing Startup Time in Embedded Linux Systems] - Presentation describing some existing boot-up time reduction techniques and strategies.
 
**[attachment:[[Reducing Startup Time]]_v0.8.pdf Reducing Startup Time in Embedded Linux Systems] - Presentation describing some existing boot-up time reduction techniques and strategies.
  
= Additional Projects/Mailing Lists/Resources =
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== Additional Projects/Mailing Lists/Resources ==
== Kexec ==
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=== Kexec ===
 
*Kexec is a system which allows a system to be '''rebooted''' without going through BIOS. That is, a Linux kernel can directly boot into another Linux kernel, without going through firmware.  See the white paper at: http://developer.osdl.org/andyp/kexec/whitepaper/kexec.pdf
 
*Kexec is a system which allows a system to be '''rebooted''' without going through BIOS. That is, a Linux kernel can directly boot into another Linux kernel, without going through firmware.  See the white paper at: http://developer.osdl.org/andyp/kexec/whitepaper/kexec.pdf
 
**2004 Kernel Summit presentation: http://www.xenotime.net/linux/fastboot/fastboot-ks-2004.pdf
 
**2004 Kernel Summit presentation: http://www.xenotime.net/linux/fastboot/fastboot-ks-2004.pdf
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http://www-106.ibm.com/developerworks/linux/library/l-kexec.html?ca=dgr-lnxw04[[Reboot Fast]]
 
http://www-106.ibm.com/developerworks/linux/library/l-kexec.html?ca=dgr-lnxw04[[Reboot Fast]]
  
== Others ==
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=== Others ===
 
*http://www.bootsplash.org/ - technology to put up a splash screen early in boot sequence
 
*http://www.bootsplash.org/ - technology to put up a splash screen early in boot sequence
 
*http://dev.gentoo.org/~spock/projects/gensplash/ - newer technology to put a splash screen early in the boot sequence
 
*http://dev.gentoo.org/~spock/projects/gensplash/ - newer technology to put a splash screen early in the boot sequence

Revision as of 13:06, 20 November 2006

This page has information about reducing boot-up time for a Linux system. This is of interest to CE Linux Forum members, because customers expect CE products to be usable very soon after system startup.

Technology/Project Pages

The following are individual pages with information about various technologies relevant to improving bootup time for Linux. Some of these describe local patches available on this site. Others point to projects or patches maintained elsewhere.

Measuring Boot-up Time

Technologies and Techniques for Reducing Boot-up Time

  1. use of mmap vs. read
  2. control over page mapping characteristics.

Information

  • Boot-up Time Definition Of Terms - definitions of terms used by the CELF Bootup Time working group
  • Kernel Instrumentation - lists some known kernel instrumentation tools. These are of interest for measuring kernel startup time.
  • Filesystem Information - information about boot-up times with various file systems
  • Alert.gif in progress - Boot-up Time Reduction Howto - this is a project to catalog existing boot-up time reduction techniques. Work on this project is under way. The wiki will serve as the primary repository of information gathered for this project.
  • Alert.gifno content yet - Boot-up Time Delay Taxonomy - list of delays categorized by boot phase, type and magnitude

Case Studies

  • Samsung proof-of-acceptability study for digital still camera: see attachment:Linux Boot-up Time Reduction4DSC.ppt
  • Tim Bird's (Sony) survey of boot-up time reduction techniques:

Additional Projects/Mailing Lists/Resources

Kexec

http://www-106.ibm.com/developerworks/linux/library/l-kexec.html?ca=dgr-lnxw04Reboot Fast

Others