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New U-Boot boots ARM faster

September 30, 2010

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A new version of U-Boot is out (here the announcement). U-Boot is a bootloader that aims to be flexible enough to be adapted to work on any architecture. This version (2010.09, that can be downloaded from their FTP server) adds Cache support to ARM architectures. The developers reported a couple of performance tests on a […]

Improve Linux boot time

September 9, 2009

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A few tips to speed up boot for your Linux box: 1. You need a tool to measure performance objectively: bootchart is very useful to track the lifetime of the processes, disk I/O and CPU load during boot. It needs no configuration whatsoever: you install it (for example using “apt-get install bootchart” in Debian-based systems) […]

The SATA-150/SATA-300 Jumper

August 1, 2009

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If you have a SATA hard disk, there’s a chance that you’re not using its full capabilities because of a setting that can be easily changed: Because some SATA-300 hard disk drives don’t work correctly on motherboards with SATA-150 ports, some SATA-300 hard disk drives have a SATA-150/SATA-300 jumper (also known as 1.5 Gbps/3 Gbps […]

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