I'm still motivated and continue to pursue this aspect of the forums section. We need to be able to comparably asses the performance with test reports. Data should be collected using a standard approach to compare one LM version from another. Keeping some states for boot time like time delay between grub and idle CPU, on an array of common configurations of popular processors, would allow for perceivable improvement, and denote areas of improvement. I'm aware that LM a modification of ubuntu's core, but still, we should be able to measure comparable performance of LM Ada to Isabella. I have observed that many users could use better partitioning schemes. I'm imagining a system were a set of linux available tools would be used to give test reports of best hard drive to use for heavy swapping/Booting small files. We need a checklist of suggestions for users to maximize their performance.
Suggestions for test report script
Memory: A baseline of hardware throughput
Harddrive: A baseline of HD throughput different block sizes
Time From from grub load to login sound
Time From from grub load to firefox
Since the time date last accessed is available on a file, we can use this on the boot splash to indicate boot initialization.
Adequate memory performance could be modeled using a read/write bad-blocks check of 16 meg ram-disk.
Harddisk Performance is generally dependent on physical constraints, thus to model the OS. The best way to hardisk performance LM directly would be to butterfly read system boot files like /Boot and log files.
*Edit to mention that this is my bi-millennial post (500)