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Old 10th May 2012, 08:22 PM
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Cut boot time

I have Fedora 16 LXDE spin on my Acer Aspire One 722 netbook. I've replaced the stock HDD with a 120 GB SSD, and increased the RAM from 2 GB to 4GB.
I'm disappointed with the boot times. It will frequently take over a minute to boot up, which with an SSD is unacceptable. I blacklisted the acer_wmi module, which cut it somewhat, but there's still a lot of wasted time. Here are the last three dmesg entries:

[   15.536629] wlan0: moving STA 00:12:17:7a:73:d1 to state 3
[   25.586138] wlan0: no IPv6 routers present
[   31.609179] hda-intel: IRQ timing workaround is activated for card #0. Suggest a bigger bdl_pos_adj.
Can I somehow keep wlan0 from starting at bootup? What about the IRQ timing, etc.?
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Old 10th May 2012, 09:13 PM
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Re: Cut boot time

Good thread ....

You need to run
systemd-analyze blame
and post the result.
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Old 10th May 2012, 09:27 PM
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Re: Cut boot time

Thanks stevea,

Here's the output requested:

systemd-analyze blame
  1691ms udev-settle.service
  1232ms NetworkManager.service
  1082ms iscsid.service
  1060ms console-kit-log-system-start.service
  1017ms rsyslog.service
   938ms systemd-logind.service
   877ms avahi-daemon.service
   867ms nfs-lock.service
   836ms libvirtd.service
   784ms udev-trigger.service
   710ms netfs.service
   642ms dbus.service
   563ms livesys.service
   549ms iptables.service
   545ms ip6tables.service
   479ms auditd.service
   445ms sshd-keygen.service
   431ms irqbalance.service
   418ms mcelog.service
   409ms ksm.service
   397ms fedora-storage-init.service
   390ms abrt-vmcore.service
   367ms abrt-ccpp.service
   347ms fedora-loadmodules.service
   307ms systemd-readahead-collect.service
   282ms systemd-tmpfiles-setup.service
   280ms systemd-readahead-replay.service
   261ms systemd-vconsole-setup.service
   256ms fcoe.service
   250ms fedora-storage-init-late.service
   233ms sandbox.service
   211ms udev.service
   208ms media.mount
   181ms libvirt-guests.service
   172ms var-lib-nfs-rpc_pipefs.mount
   171ms fedora-readonly.service
   166ms mdmonitor-takeover.service
   166ms systemd-remount-api-vfs.service
   156ms ksmtuned.service
   154ms lvm2-monitor.service
   148ms remount-rootfs.service
   141ms sys-kernel-security.mount
   127ms sys-kernel-debug.mount
   124ms fedora-wait-storage.service
   109ms rpcbind.service
   104ms dev-mqueue.mount
    96ms nfs-idmap.service
    90ms dev-hugepages.mount
    86ms iscsi.service
    79ms systemd-sysctl.service
    71ms console-kit-daemon.service
    66ms home.mount
    55ms sys-kernel-config.mount
    48ms livesys-late.service
    23ms systemd-user-sessions.service
    21ms rtkit-daemon.service
How exactly does one go about disabling services at bootup?
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Old 10th May 2012, 10:35 PM
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Re: Cut boot time

One option is install F17
$ systemd-analyze blame | grep console-kit
Seriously though, install systemd-gtk, then start systemadm. It's a decent GUI for controlling systemd services and units.

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Old 10th May 2012, 10:48 PM
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Re: Cut boot time

From that list I would immediately get rid of livesys-late.service. If you've installed the system from a livecd, this seems to remain on the install.

Originally Posted by cortman View Post
How exactly does one go about disabling services at bootup?
$ sudo systemctl disable $SERVICE

for example:

$ sudo systemctl disable livesys-late.service
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