FreeBSD kernel init slower than linux

Pierre-Luc Drouin pldrouin at
Fri Mar 4 22:39:00 UTC 2011

I guess part of it must have something to do with how the devices are
identified by the FreeBSD kernel vs linux. I know also that when using a ZFS
boot partition, it takes a lot longer to my system to boot compared to

On Fri, Mar 4, 2011 at 5:10 PM, David Demelier <demelier.david at>wrote:

> Hello,
> I know this is a awful subject, but I recently tried a Gentoo on my laptop
> and I was surprised to see Linux booting about 2-3 times faster than
> FreeBSD.
> I don't talk about the init/rc script but only kernel initialisation. For
> linux kernel it's around 5-6 seconds vs 15-18 seconds for FreeBSD.
> Why FreeBSD is so slower than Linux to boot the kernel?
> Cheers,
> --
> David Demelier
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