On Sun, Dec 14, 2014 at 2:32 AM, Poul-Henning Kamp <p...@phk.freebsd.dk> wrote: > > 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 > Never attribute to malice what can adequately be explained by incompetence. > _______________________________________________ > >
My wish would be to see listing explicit steps because when a lock occurs it would be possible to report last completed ( or started ) step . Otherwise , actually seeing a swirling set of characters is itself not much useful other than showing there is a progress without understanding what is going on . If I were able to change anything in FreeBSD , my first choice would be to change these swirling characters to list explicit names of completed tasks ( or starting tasks which operating system developers would know best which one is more useful ) . Thank you very much . Mehmet Erol Sanliturk _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-current To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-current-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"