Boot poster challenge

When it comes to trying to speed up system startup, it often seems to me that the work people do is based on blind guesses as to what the actual bottlenecks are. What I’ve really wanted to see is a graphical representation of the boot process along the lines of some of the examples that Edward Tufte uses. I’ve now written this up in detail along with an offer to pay for the printing of a hard copy if someone picks up the challenge.

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