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#1 2012-10-22 22:53:48

sultanoswing
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Systemd conversion - positive experience

Just converted my laptop and desktop over to systemd yesterday. Although it looks pretty daunting at first, it was pretty seamless really. Only problem was on the HP Folio 13 I'd forgotten to add the required i915.modeset=1 acpi_backlight=vendor to the grub2 config, so it booted to a black screen until I remembered this!

I also had to write a service for mythbackend, including delaying startup until the firmware is loaded for the tuner card (Hauppauge HVR-2210) - but other than that I can't complain at all (ref: http://www.mythtv.org/wiki/Systemd_myth … iguration)

I'm really liking the boot speed improvement on an SSD smile

Last edited by sultanoswing (2012-10-23 03:50:01)


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#2 2012-10-22 22:56:28

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Re: Systemd conversion - positive experience

I've read elsewhere that you can increase your boot time even better with an SSD if you use the "quiet" boot option.  Apparently, writing that text to the screen on boot is the bottleneck when you're booting with a SSD..


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#3 2012-10-22 23:20:25

karol
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Re: Systemd conversion - positive experience

headkase wrote:

I've read elsewhere that you can increase your boot time even better with an SSD

I think you mean 'decrease even further' :-)

@sultanoswing
You can post your boot time in https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=147841 if you want - and see how fast others can boot.

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#4 2012-10-22 23:31:58

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Re: Systemd conversion - positive experience

karol wrote:
headkase wrote:

I've read elsewhere that you can increase your boot time even better with an SSD

I think you mean 'decrease even further' :-).

wink  I meant increase the performance not time, but yeah, point.. smile


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#5 2012-10-23 16:49:27

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Re: Systemd conversion - positive experience

Moving to GNU/Linux discussion...


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#6 2012-10-23 16:57:03

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Re: Systemd conversion - positive experience

@OP - How are you managing your network?  I found that a modification to mythtvbackend.service needs to be made when booting with netcfg.  I also ran into NFS export troubles initially and most recently with mpd.

Refs:
https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=150233
https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=141288
https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=151030

Bugs:
https://bugs.archlinux.org/task/32161
https://bugs.archlinux.org/task/31846

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#7 2012-10-24 03:48:42

sultanoswing
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Re: Systemd conversion - positive experience

I was using the 'network' daemon, but switched to networkmanager with the switch to systemd.

It's wired, running into a Linksys WRT54GL, running Tomato-RAF 1.28. FE/BE on the same machine, with media shares on the same machine (different drive though). Static IPs on each of my LAN machines, sharing via SSH. Other FE machines have direct access to the BE.


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#8 2012-10-25 19:34:06

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Re: Systemd conversion - positive experience

I started using systemd two months ago on my main linux box and loved it. So I went ahead and converted my file server and now my proxy server over and I couldn't be more happier with systemd. Was an easy transition and my rigs boot faster.

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#9 2012-10-25 22:46:29

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Re: Systemd conversion - positive experience

I did not notice a shorter boot time with systemd, but I did notice a faster halt time (about 3 seconds vs about 10 seconds before).

I also notice lower PIDs after boot.


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