Linux Kernel Boot Statistics: 2.6.24 To 2.6.39

Written by Michael Larabel in Software on 2 May 2011. Page 3 of 3. 32 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

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