[CentOS] Boot speed

Tue May 3 14:38:39 UTC 2011
Les Mikesell <lesmikesell at gmail.com>

On 5/3/2011 9:01 AM, Steve Clark wrote:
>>>>>> Trying to save a few seconds when rebooting a server seems
>>>>>> pointlessto me
>>>>> The Linux kernel is also used in laptops/desktops
>>>> Fast boots also matter for embedded systems.
>>> +1
>>> So does booting on small, non-PAE hardware.
>>> RH wants to drop the embedded world, but the centosplus kernel may yet
>>> "save us" from ignominy.
>> So you save a second in boot time, then waste half an hour trying to figure out
>> which wire goes to which network interface...   Doesn't sound like a win to me
>> unless you only have one NIC.
> But udev keeps these straight across reboots - at least for me.

Once the hardware address matches in the ifcfg-eth? file, it pins the 
name to the device, but move a disk to a new chassis or swap a network 
card and you are fried again.

   Les Mikesell
    lesmikesell at gmail.com