New boot animation for 12.1.0

Peter Robinson pbrobinson at
Fri Mar 23 12:52:21 EDT 2012

On Fri, Mar 23, 2012 at 4:39 PM, Gonzalo Odiard <gonzalo at> wrote:
>> However, due to the overall boot time decrease, and increase in
>> startup parallelization, I'm seeing that we have very little time to
>> do anything animated. The initramfs starts the animation and then
>> boots the rest of the system, providing a window of maybe 3-4 seconds
>> while we animate. Then the X startup starts, which means we *must*
>> freeze the screen immediately to avoid blanks and flashes (at this
>> point, my initial theme draws 3 dots and freezes). This was tested on
>> XO-1.5, I imagine XO-1.75 will be even faster.
> I compared os5 and os883 side by side and os883 is a lot faster to boot.
> I understand is not all plymouth time, but would be good if we can avoid
> increasing boot time.

Ultimately it's a first cut with no analysis of what's taking the
time. The nice thing with systemd there's tools there to easily do
this, graph it and god knows what else so it shouldn't be too far to
find the culprit and optimise it.


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