Re: [RFC 0/2] Delay initializing of large sections of memory

From: Yinghai Lu
Date: Fri Jun 21 2013 - 14:36:31 EST

On Fri, Jun 21, 2013 at 9:25 AM, Nathan Zimmer <nzimmer@xxxxxxx> wrote:
> This rfc patch set delays initializing large sections of memory until we have
> started cpus. This has the effect of reducing startup times on large memory
> systems. On 16TB it can take over an hour to boot and most of that time
> is spent initializing memory.

One hour on system with 16T ram? BIOS or OS?

I use wall clock to check bootime on one system with 3T and 16 pcie cards,
Linus only takes about 3m and 30 seconds from bootloader.

wonder if you boot delay is with so many cpu get onlined in serialized mode.

so can you try boot your system with "maxcpus=128" to get the boot time with
wall clock ?


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