[CentOS] Boot speed

Tue May 3 16:17:03 UTC 2011
m.roth at 5-cent.us <m.roth at 5-cent.us>

Les Mikesell wrote:
> On 5/3/2011 9:42 AM, m.roth at 5-cent.us wrote:
>>> If you've got one nic, it'a a pretty sure bet that any detection order
>>> is going to call it eth0.  Add a few more and I think you'll change
>>> your
>>> opinion, especially with that headless situation where all you can do
>>> is
>>> move wires until ssh works.  That's extra fun when you on the phone and
>>> paying by the hour for remote support.
>> *shrug* I don't have a lot of systems with more than one NIC, but I can
>> always do ethtool eth<whatever>  till I see a link detected - that's a
>> matter of a minute or two, unless you've got a *lot* of ports.
> We typically have at least 2 active, some with 4 or 5, and the machines
> mostly come with broadcomm NICs on the motherboard which we ignore and
> add Intel server cards.  So there are always 4 to 8 possibilities and 2
> to 5 connected wires with link up and the intel cards have an
Sorry, I sit corrected: most of our servers do have two NICs, but we only
use one, except for clustered systems.