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Slow boot time on Fedora 22

asked 2015-11-01 16:16:41 -0500

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Hello, I'm just a desktop, simple user; by the way I quitted windows several years ago (almost 8) for Ubuntu (first years), then xubuntu (really old laptops) and now I decided to run Fedora workstation 22 on my Lenovo Thinkpad X201 with 4 GB of RAM, intel Core i5 CPU M 560 @ 2.67GHz × 4 and HDD. I start to really enjoy it (from both technical and interface point of view), but I have some trouble when starting sessions: if I run "systemd-analyze" and "analyze blame" I get the followings:

[andrea@localhost ~]$ systemd-analyze

Startup finished in 2.164s (kernel) + 3.795s (initrd) + 31.526s (userspace) = 37.486s


[andrea@localhost ~]$ systemd-analyze blame
     10.800s dev-mapper-fedora\x2droot.device
      8.890s firewalld.service
      7.219s systemd-udev-settle.service
      4.983s libvirtd.service
      4.779s packagekit.service
      2.840s chronyd.service
      2.802s systemd-logind.service
      2.787s mcelog.service
      2.473s abrtd.service
      2.373s lvm2-monitor.service
      2.161s accounts-daemon.service
      1.903s proc-fs-nfsd.mount
      1.695s lvm2-pvscan@8:2.service
      1.572s fedora-readonly.service
      1.536s systemd-tmpfiles-setup-dev.service
      1.405s NetworkManager.service
      1.133s polkit.service
      1.119s plymouth-start.service
      1.029s systemd-journald.service
       811ms dnf-makecache.service
       794ms gssproxy.service
       729ms systemd-remount-fs.service
       718ms systemd-backlight@backlight:acpi_video0.service

In my opinion it's kind of slow... I can't really understand what can I do, also because as I wrote before I'm not an expert at all! Do you think there's anything possible to do to reduce it? I already had good results by disactivating some services (following online tips). It's really taking too much time from when I turn on to when I can start working.

If anybody could help me I'd be grateful, for I'd really like to go on with Fedora.

Thank you very much

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If you do not plan to run any virtual machines, you can disable libvirtd.service as well.

anishjp gravatar imageanishjp ( 2015-11-02 03:49:30 -0500 )edit

Welcome to ask.fedora! Personally, I don't see a problem here; I have a dual-core CPU at 1.8 Gh, with 8 GB RAM on my desktop ant it takes 1min 40.003 s to boot. Of course, I only reboot for kernel upgrades. Remember, though, that this doesn't show how long it takes your Display Manager to start and give you a logon screen, just how long it would take to bring up a text console with a logon prompt.

sideburns gravatar imagesideburns ( 2015-11-02 18:16:49 -0500 )edit

I do have a similar machine, maybe slightly better (X201, M560, 8GB, 256 GB SSD), and one major difference that I notice is that x2droot.device takes considerably less time (- 8 sec): 2.064s dev-mapper-fedora\x2droot.device. No clue for the reason though.

Here is the rest of it, in case you want to compare

 5.059s plymouth-quit-wait.service
 2.566s systemd-udev-settle.service
 2.064s dev-mapper-fedora\x2droot.device
 1.773s dev-sdc1.device
 1.008s plymouth-start.service
 975ms firewalld.service
 696ms libvirtd.

Maybe your hard drive is slow...?

florian gravatar imageflorian ( 2015-11-02 21:01:45 -0500 )edit

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answered 2015-11-06 06:13:36 -0500

cicco gravatar image

Thank you all very much, I really like this collaborative spirit and I hope being able to help others in the future as you do.

@anishjp Sometimes I have to run virtual machines, but thanks anyway :D

@sideburns Exactly: it takes more than a minute to get to the login screen

@Florian Probably I will go for a SSD in the future, because is definitely my hard drive the problem.

Actually I upgraded to F23 and it works really really good. Also boot time improved in my case, I think it takes less to start networking.

Thank you all again

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