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SubjectRe: [PATCH RFC] USB: Add HCD fastboot
On 06-08-08 20:40, Simon Arlott wrote:

>>> Ok - so there could be some big improvements to be had by making the
>>> hcd init happen as early as possible and the device initcalls later?
>> Maybe. Perhaps a better approach would be to make the device driver
>> initcalls before there are any devices for their probe routines to
>> block on.
> What about this?
> The Makefiles become a bit messy, but by moving things around I get the
> desired effect without splitting their initcalls.
> [ 7.941890] Write protecting the kernel read-only data: 5656k
> [ 5.437709] Write protecting the kernel read-only data: 5656k
> 2.5s faster, which is almost half the boot time.
> Signed-off-by: Simon Arlott <>

Interesting... I haven't been able to get stable improvements, with all
USB kernel modules built-in, just a USB mouse on OHCI and otherwise a
switched of USB HD on EHCI and usb-storage, but I do get the idea that
with your parch, I "get lucky" more often.

I have knfsd as a module and it loads through the exportfs trigger
during bootup and outputs the last message to my dmesg:

4 boots without your patch: 6.12, 6.41, 6.38, 6.34 seconds
4 boots with : 5.39, 6.33, 5.37, 6.34

Booting with the external HD switched on adds a tiny bit to the actual
kernel startup time -- completely repeatable 2.62 seconds until freeing
init code with the HD off versus 2.73 with it on -- but doesn't seem to
change the picture otherwise...

Would those results make sense you feel? I'm not looking forward to
putting an actual statistical analysis on it ;-)

Arjan: your fastboot repo by the way doesn't pull cleanly into current
upstream anymore.


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