Gentoo baselayout-2 and openrc impressions

one word: _amazing_.

The first thing someone notices is the speed difference. It is BIG.
Just take a look at the following 2 graphs from the same machine and judge on your own:


Baselayout: 2.0.0

55->29 seconds!!!! Impressive!

Machine specs described here:

I haven’t done any thorough tests on it yet, but I will certainly do. Great job roy marples! Thans a lot!

Tip: to get bootchart working when you have baselayout-2 installed add: init=/sbin/bootchartd to your kernel line in grub. Else you will face problems getting it to work.

Baselayout: 2.0.0 with kernel 2.6.24 + running prelink.

25 Seconds!! that’s less than 50% of the original 55seconds boot process!

6 Responses to “Gentoo baselayout-2 and openrc impressions”

  1. hoyanf
    April 9th, 2008 | 05:25
    Using Safari Safari 525.13 on Windows Windows XP

    Great improvements… Great job…

  2. April 9th, 2008 | 22:30
    Using Mozilla Firefox Mozilla Firefox 3.0b5 on Mac OS X Mac OS X 10

    Any warnings for using baselayout-2? Will it hose me if I unmask it?

  3. April 9th, 2008 | 22:59
    Using Mozilla Firefox Mozilla Firefox on Linux Linux

    No probs encountered yet. If you are carefull with dispatch-conf after the emerge of baselayout-2 all should be fine for you too…hopefully!

  4. April 11th, 2008 | 14:11
    Using Mozilla Firefox Mozilla Firefox 3.0b5 on Linux Linux

    Thats amazing. I ve never heard of baselayout-2 or openrc before. I am going to test it. Do you have any instructions? You scared me when you said that you should be carefull(! 🙂 ) on dispatch-conf. Are there any guides?

  5. April 11th, 2008 | 16:08
    Using Opera Opera 9.27 on Linux Linux

    I ve just did the upgrade. It went smooth. Its true that my gentoo is so much faster 🙂

  6. April 11th, 2008 | 17:19
    Using Mozilla Firefox Mozilla Firefox on Linux Linux

    My impressions so far are great. Using it for 2 days without any problems at all. Booting a linux laptop in 30 seconds is really, really nice 🙂

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