Why are start up times slow in Linux?

stuartb at thelinuxlink.net stuartb at thelinuxlink.net
Sun Feb 15 08:55:26 EST 2004

I have 2 systems, one with Red Hat 9 and the other Win2000.
UT2004 demo starts much faster in the Windows system even though the disk
system should be much faster in the Linux system:

Win 2000 on A7N8X-Deluxe, Athlon 2600, FX5900, 7200 rpm IDE 8MB cache.
RH9 on Tyan 2462ung, dual MP 2600s, GeForce ti4600, Dual 10,000rpm SCSI
drives     in software Raid 0.

I would think that the raid 0 scsi drives should blow away the single IDE
and give me quick start up times.
I get 7.3 secs under Linux and 2.6 secs under Windows.


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