Chapter 15 – Reducing Platform Boot Times

All problems are either kernel or BIOS problems depending on which context you are running in!

—Rothman’s Axiom

This chapter presents a series of methods that should enable a BIOS engineer to optimize the underlying platform firmware so that it can reduce a platform’s boot speed. However, it should be noted that the intent of this chapter is to illustrate how various, seemingly unrelated product requirements can greatly affect the resulting platform boot performance. That being said, this section also illustrates how the platform design based on marketing requirements, coupled with a properly constructed UEFI-compliant firmware, can greatly affect the performance characteristics of a platform. Some of ...

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