Gee, taught I had the slowest install here, say that it s my fastest one !
My live ISO does better:
user@sharpbang:~ $ systemd-analyze Startup finished in 14.560s (kernel) + 5.354s (userspace) = 19.915s user@sharpbang:~ $ systemd-analyze blame --no-p 4.888s dev-loop0.device 4.065s live-config.service 555ms systemd-logind.service 541ms nftables.service 387ms systemd-user-sessions.service 308ms ntp.service 293ms loadcpufreq.service 191ms rc-local.service 181ms glances.service 154ms gdomap.service 152ms lm-sensors.service 141ms hddtemp.service 136ms lvm2-monitor.service 106ms systemd-journald.service 100ms systemd-udev-trigger.service 56ms binfmt-support.service 54ms cpufrequtils.service 51ms udisks2.service 50ms upower.service 45ms kmod-static-nodes.service 45ms systemd-tmpfiles-setup-dev.service 43ms dev-mqueue.mount 43ms systemd-journal-flush.service 39ms systemd-backlight@backlight:acpi_video0.service 39ms systemd-modules-load.service 38ms systemd-backlight@backlight:intel_backlight.service 38ms firstname.lastname@example.org 36ms systemd-random-seed.service 34ms systemd-udevd.service 32ms systemd-sysctl.service 29ms systemd-remount-fs.service 25ms systemd-tmpfiles-setup.service 25ms dev-hugepages.mount 24ms polkit.service 23ms systemd-update-utmp.service 12ms sysfsutils.service 12ms systemd-tmpfiles-clean.service 10ms sys-kernel-config.mount 8ms sys-kernel-debug.mount 7ms systemd-update-utmp-runlevel.service 7ms proc-sys-fs-binfmt_misc.mount 5ms systemd-rfkill.service 4ms tmp.mount 3ms sys-fs-fuse-connections.mount user@sharpbang:~ $
The kernel takes a while because I’m loading the image into RAM.
It s weird, always was slower on a live iso on my end.
Well , guess that I m gonna download SharpBang for some use later on.
Mine is here :
That’s funny, while booting it seems to be way less. Anyway, gonna remove docker in a few weeks and it’ll boot way faster !
Startup finished in 2.238s (kernel) + 3.392s (userspace) = 5.631s graphical.target reached after 3.392s in userspace
Gee, another quick pc in there !
Using a crucial BX500 ssd - 240GB
└> $ systemd-analyze Startup finished in 2.419s (kernel) + 2.408s (userspace) = 4.828s graphical.target reached after 2.197s in userspace
Nice and fast!
Quickest boot to desktop ive ever had, is it a combination of kernel and hardware?
Would it be quicker if i had auto login enabled maybe?
More than likely. To answer your second question, I have no idea :D. Would you notice the extra second you save? I know I probably wouldn’t.
Yeah not like i need it any quicker lol! Just thinking out loud again.
I know what you mean though. Instant start would be epic. Though 5-6 seconds isn’t anything to complain about
20 years from now maybe nixers will be whinging about microsecond boot ups, i can see it now., “Systemd sucks it takes 0.16 of a second to boot up :)”
It wouldn’t surprise me if it did lol.
For me, almost every kernel update enhanced boot time for some ms on my box (Thinkpad x240, i7-4600, SSD). After fresh install of AL 2018.12:
└> % systemd-analyze 13:21:25
Startup finished in 1.592s (kernel) + 1.219s (userspace) = 2.812s
graphical.target reached after 1.217s in userspace
I don’t think so, graphical.target is equivalent to runlevel 5 meaning, X11 has been started in multi-user mode. From the archlinux wiki:
5: Multi user with X11: The same as 3 but with X11 loaded in virtual terminal 8 by default
 Usually has all the services of runlevel 3 plus a graphical login.
PS: I also noticed my box booting faster while hot.
Wow, lightning years faster than my installs !