I am using TC frugal install on a VIA Epia with 0,5GHz C3 processor and 256MB of RAM.
Boot device is a 2GB IDE flash module.
Compared to other Linux and Windows, TC boots fast, that is for sure.
But I would like it even faster, the PC is used kind of as an embedded device in a
model railroad panel.
Therefore I examined the /var/log/messages
and found that there are no entries in two periods during boot. I attached the log file.
As you can see, the kernel boots in no time until it starts dealing with extensions.
From 10:51:07 to 10:51:14 the extensions seem to be mounted. I assume that this is
when on the boot screen the names of the extensions are shown one by one on the screen.
One thing that I find strange is that there are some cp-commands listed in the log file,
but the "cp -ais" just creates symlinks per file in the archive, right?
Than between 10:51:14 and 10:51:24 the system stays mute for 10s.
This is in sync with what I see on the screen during boot. What is happening in that gap?
Is there a potential to get rid of this pause?
Than from 10:51:24 to 10:51:26 I see some scripts work and the usb-serial devices are finally recognized after already being recognized earlier by the ignorant kernel, thanks to the now loaded extension.
Than the next pause happens from 10:51:26 to 10:51:53. What is going on now?
After that it takes a few more seconds until I see X windows.