Fedora 18 Systemd Boot Performance Is Mixed
When looking at the user-space boot time, the i7-3960X system regressed sharply going from around four seconds on Fedora 17 to 14 seconds with Fedora 18. Meanwhile, the Intel Ivy Bridge system had its boot time shaved down going from 11 seconds to just under six seconds with the new Fedora release from last week.
After seeing the mixed user-space times for Fedora 17/18 on the two Core i7 systems, a third system was called in for separate testing. An HP EliteBook laptop with an Intel Core i5 Sandy Bridge processor was used for testing of Fedora 17 and Fedora 18. Additionally, with this third system tests was also done of updating Fedora 18 packages as of 22 January. Among the updates pushed out after the Fedora 18 ISOs were spun was moving from the Linux 3.6 to 3.7 kernel, KDE 4.9.5 over 4.9.4, X.Org Server 1.13.1 over 1.13.0, and other minor package point releases.