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Bug 438740 - sci-misc/boinc - start /etc/init.d/boinc later
Summary: sci-misc/boinc - start /etc/init.d/boinc later
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Current packages (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: Normal enhancement (vote)
Assignee: Gentoo Science Related Packages
Depends on:
Reported: 2012-10-17 20:13 UTC by Toralf Förster
Modified: 2013-04-25 16:19 UTC (History)
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Description Toralf Förster gentoo-dev 2012-10-17 20:13:12 UTC
There are few projects ( and others, where each task has > 100 MB data to load after a (re-)start. For a multicore CPU with a slow disk this results in a significant slowdown of the boot process.

Whilst the overall boot time cannot be shortened of course, boinc should be started later (eg. let it depend on cron, mail or something else) to ensure, that the basic services are up and running earlier.
Comment 1 Toralf Förster gentoo-dev 2012-10-22 19:30:08 UTC
What I meant is to have a convenient configuration option for "--start_delay N", look here :
Comment 2 Toralf Förster gentoo-dev 2012-10-25 17:40:08 UTC
Furthermore during shutdown boinc should be stopped earlier - just to ensure, that even for system with slow disk all data are written (to avoid a hard kill of a  client process)
Comment 3 Toralf Förster gentoo-dev 2013-04-25 16:19:48 UTC
either fixed or invalid, but the /etc/conf.d/boinc file should have a line like
which then could be easily expanded to
ARGS="--start_delay 120"

to point to this possibility.