Unexpected behavior change after setting hostname kernel parm

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    I’m booting live antiX-19.2.1_x64-base.iso directly from HDD (via grub), just
    for familiarization purposes before doing an install.

    Noticed the following peculiar behavior, 100% reproducible on my setup.
    Wondering if anyone else can reproduce and perhaps diagnose. Summary:

    * With kernel ‘hostname’ parameter unspecified, bootup and shutdown behavior
    is normal.

    * However, if ‘hostname’ parameter is explicitly supplied on the kernel
    commandline as any value other than the default (“antiX1”), then
    both bootup and shutdown times become abut 10-15 seconds longer.

    Steps to reproduce:

    Case 1:
    * Boot from HDD iso with kernel ‘hostname’ parameter unspecified. Note
    elapsed time until full desktop appears (including icons at left side).
    * As soon as desktop comes up, start a ROXterm and do “sudo reboot”.
    * Observe nearly instantaneous bash prompt, followed quickly (1-2 seconds)
    by X shutdown and then the usual sequence of shutdown console messages.

    Case 2:
    * Boot from HDD iso with kernel hostname=foo.
    * Observe that it takes about 10 – 15 seconds longer to reach full
    desktop state than in Case 1. (In particular, the icons along the
    left side are delayed by “many” seconds.)
    * As soon as full desktop comes up, start a ROXterm and do “sudo reboot”.
    * Observe delay of about 10 – 15 seconds until bash prompt seen, then
    followed by X shutdown and usual console shutdown messages.

    My guess is that hostname != “antiX1” results in some sort of persistence-
    related squashfs activity, which fails and times out because squashfs is
    read-only on the live iso image.

    Anyone able to reproduce this?

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