FreeBSD kernel init slower than linux

Bruce Cran bruce at
Fri Mar 4 22:52:43 UTC 2011

On Fri, 2011-03-04 at 23:10 +0100, David Demelier wrote:

> Why FreeBSD is so slower than Linux to boot the kernel?

I think it's because no concerted effort has been put into optimizing
the boot time on FreeBSD. I tested a stripped-down kernel on my iBook G4
a while ago and it would boot in a couple of seconds - but that was
without any network card, USB support etc.

Bruce Cran

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