Measure Your System Boot Performance With Bootchart

The boot up process on Linux can get pretty messed up sometimes due to a slow driver-load, a driver search, a slow process startup etc. Bootchart is a simple application for Linux which lets you check your boot up performance. It aggregates the resource utilization and information of various processes using a script running in the boot up and creates an image through a java application after bootup.


This result can be checked for possible optimizations and analyzing processes.

To install Bootchart, just run the command :

sudo apt-get install bootchart

The result gives detailed information on process CPU utilization. It is seen that Laptops lack a floppy drive but the floppy-drive driver load takes four seconds on some systems. In Ubuntu, cupsys, the print utility takes a long time to load and creates a hog during boot up. For installation of the software and more such results, visit the project homepage at : Bootchart Homepage

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Chinmoy Kanjilal

Chinmoy Kanjilal is a FOSS enthusiast and evangelist. He is passionate about Android. Security exploits turn him on and he loves to tinker with computer networks. He rants occasionally at You can connect with him on Twitter @ckandroid.