MontaVista the makers of embedded Linux systems have demonstrated a one second boot Linux build on the Freescale Semiconductor MPC5121e hardware which it has been designed for.
Even though this is an embedded system which only loads minimal drivers and programs it’s surely going to have a positive impact for the desktop Linux builds.
Jim Ready, CTO of MontaVista, said:
The achievement of one second boot from cold power to operational status is a breakthrough in embedded Linux performance. It’s always been thought that embedded Linux could never perform at this level of speed and efficiency