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Linux Kernel Boot Statistics: 2.6.24 To 2.6.39

Michael Larabel

Published on 2 May 2011
Written by Michael Larabel
Page 3 of 3 - 34 Comments

With the 64-bit Core 2 Duo desktop, the kernel boot time has largely been reproduced over time. With the Linux 2.6.24 kernel, it took 26 seconds to boot, but with Linux 2.6.39 it has been reduced to 19 seconds and it has been that way since Linux 2.6.34. The quickest booting kernel on this 64-bit Intel system was Linux 2.6.29 with a time of 17 seconds.

Linux 2.6.24: 26 seconds / 41 MB/s
Linux 2.6.25: 23 seconds / 35 MB/s
Linux 2.6.26: 26 seconds / 30 MB/s
Linux 2.6.27: 22 seconds / 32 MB/s
Linux 2.6.28: 26 seconds / 35 MB/s
Linux 2.6.29: 17 seconds / 32 MB/s
Linux 2.6.30: 25 seconds / 35 MB/s
Linux 2.6.31: 26 seconds / 32 MB/s
Linux 2.6.32: 26 seconds / 31 MB/s
Linux 2.6.33: 26 seconds / 34 MB/s
Linux 2.6.34: 19 seconds / 34 MB/s
Linux 2.6.35: 18 seconds / 34 MB/s
Linux 2.6.36: 18 seconds / 34 MB/s
Linux 2.6.37: 19 seconds / 34 MB/s

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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