Boot-up Time Delay Taxonomy

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The goal of the taxonomy is to organize the different delays into categories based on (at least) 3 different attributes:

  • boot phase where boot phase is one of: firmware, kernel, user space
  • magnitude
  • type of delay where type is one of: systemic, hardware, busy-wait

(delay type is weird. I need to think about this more - TimBird)

Taxonomy Table

Taxonomy Table
Boot Phase Type Magnitude Delay
firmware hardware 1-8 seconds hard disk spin-up