[systemd-devel] plymouthd integration
lennart at poettering.net
Sat Dec 25 08:14:12 PST 2010
On Sat, 25.12.10 17:25, Ozan Çağlayan (ozan at pardus.org.tr) wrote:
> On 25.12.2010 17:14, Lennart Poettering wrote:
> >On Fri, 26.11.10 16:43, Ozan Çağlayan (ozan at pardus.org.tr) wrote:
> >> Can't plymouthd be started as the very first service as possible (or is it
> >>already)? Because the progress on my theme doesn't even progress at all ;)
> >plymouth currently requires the video kmods to be loaded. I discussed
> >this briefly with Ray and asked him to maybe change plymouth to actively
> >listen to udev events so that we can start it early and that it makes
> >use of the video device as soon as they show up instead of delaying this
> >to the point where we enumerated and settled everything. (something
> >similar is true for the input devices).
> A lot of distributions puts those modules in their initramfs and spawns
> plymouthd in initramfs. So I think the
> plymouthd startup units in systemd will not be much used by
> distributions (for booting, not shutdown). Am I wrong?
Loading an initrd via BIOS calls from within grub is actually very
slow. It is my intention to support both initrd and initrd-less boots by
default, so that a smart boot loader could support both and switch
automatically depending whether the root disk can be found trivially
(also embedded people don't use initrds anyway).
Lennart Poettering - Red Hat, Inc.
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