bootchart confuses me more...

Gene Heskett gene.heskett at
Sat Feb 9 11:38:47 UTC 2008

On Saturday 09 February 2008, Tim wrote:
>On Fri, 2008-02-08 at 19:51 -0800, Konstantin Svist wrote:
>> Meanwhile, you have 3 other big sleeps:
>> * ifup-eth (network card acquiring info from DHCP)
>> * ntpdate (time sync with network)
>> * S99local/sleep (not sure what that is)
>> If you get rid of these, you'll shave off ~12 seconds from your boot
>> time ;)
>If you still want NTP, there are things you can change in the config to
>speed up its syncing (e.g. using IPs instead of names), or you can have
>the daemon start up post-boot (if you don't need such time precision in
>your logs as Fedora boots).

Not sure what the fuss is, but starting ntpd at bootup here is about a 1 
second operation.  Using 12 seconds almost certainly has to be 
a dns problem.

Cheers, Gene
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