On Tue, 14 Sep 2010 23:09:34 +0930
> The real time waster is that piece of hardware you call a hard
> drive. All of the services started up cause some heavy disk I/O that
> no rotating drive can handle very well.
Or, the real time waster is loads of services starting up. And services
that take an age to read their config files, and depend on other
In my observation the real time waster is the initrd processing
desperately trying to enumerate all the raids and lvms and wot-not
that I don't have on my system :-).