It's nice to see that Mandriva is working on shortening the boot time. Even if we're not at a 5 seconds boot (which, I agree with fcrozat, is unreal - what people should ask for is flawless resume instead), I've seen on some of his bootchart graphs a 10% speedup which is cool. As it's been a long time since I didn't use bootchart, and tried it again and benchmarked my Mandriva 2008.1/GNOME system, in case it's useful for someone.

Here it is: