The rotating swirlie ('-/|\') in the loader accounts for a surprisingly
large part of our boot time on systems with slow-ish serial consoles.
I think right now it takes a step for each 512 byte read, reducing that
to once every 64kB or even 1MB would be an improvement with the kind of
kernel sizes we have today.
Poul-Henning Kamp | UNIX since Zilog Zeus 3.20
p...@freebsd.org | TCP/IP since RFC 956
FreeBSD committer | BSD since 4.3-tahoe
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