FreeBSD kernel init slower than linux

illoai at illoai at
Sat Mar 5 03:56:38 UTC 2011

On 4 March 2011 17:10, 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?

USB probe times for FreeBSD are extremely
long.  I'm not sure of Linux parallelizes this
or just waits until rc time.

Wireless seems to be a similar issue here.


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