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Fedora 18 Systemd Boot Performance Is Mixed

Michael Larabel

Published on 23 January 2013
Written by Michael Larabel
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Similar to the two earlier systems, the Intel Core i5 laptop on Fedora 18 had its kernel boot time nearly halved compared to Fedora 17. With the latest Fedora 18 updates, there was no change in boot performance.

Unfortunately, the Core i5 systemd boot user-space results also show this laptop taking noticeably more time compared to Fedora 17. It was under four seconds with Fedora 17 but over 34 seconds on Fedora 18.

Due to the user-space slowdown, the overall boot time with Fedora 18 is slower than with Fedora 17 from the Intel x86_64 systems that were used for this preliminary Fedora 18 benchmarking.

About The Author
Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the web-site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience and being the largest web-site devoted to Linux hardware reviews, particularly for products relevant to Linux gamers and enthusiasts but also commonly reviewing servers/workstations and embedded Linux devices. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics hardware drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated testing software. He can be followed via and or contacted via .
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