[syslinux] Slow performance booting USB device with 3.xx version

H. Peter Anvin hpa at zytor.com
Mon Jan 17 11:36:42 PST 2005

Andrea Mazzoleni wrote:
> I've also a PC which boots in HDD mode (DriveNumber has the highest
> bit set) and it is also slower, approx 20 seconds compared to the
> previous 10.

One important thing about benchmarking boot time is to make sure to set 
"prompt 0" and time from reset (or any other fixed point in the bootup 
sequence) until "Ready".  Any other timing is subject to being shifted 
around, and there is definitely time having been shifted from SYSLINUX 
startup to kernel load time.


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