New boot animation for 12.1.0
hmurray at megapathdsl.net
Mon Mar 19 22:24:11 EDT 2012
> If the indication can track fraction_completed - so much the better - but I
> do not expect the user to leave the room if the boot process takes longer
> than he expects. Seeing "only 25% to go" is <frosting>; the
> <chocolate_cake> is knowing "no problems thus far".
Watching the number of files in /var/run/*pid and/or similar places might
give a good indication of how much progress has been made. (as compared to
just "we can update the display so we aren't locked up yet")
I don't know how to cleanly translate that into a percent. The total might
depend on what is installed and/or what extra I/O gear is plugged in this
It might be reasonable to collect a list of normal files for this
distribution (say in a file) and only count them. That would let you convert
to %, but initialization might finish early if a package is not installed or
broken such that it crashes.
These are my opinions, not necessarily my employer's. I hate spam.
More information about the Devel