New joyride build 2506 - q2e19

Mitch Bradley wmb at
Sun Oct 5 03:13:04 EDT 2008

I'm sorry, I've been reading "e19" where you say "e18".  e18 is what is 
going to manufacturing.  It's unfortunate that the selftest is broken, 
but we don't have time to re-qualify a new release.

rihoward1 at wrote:
> Mitch,
> Do you know if trac 8451 is going to be fixed for the G1G1V2  image 
> being delivered to quanta?
> I think it is a bad idea delivering a self test that is broken. Could 
> have bad PR implications.
> Just my 2 cents and 20 odd years of SQA experience on a diverse range 
> of products.
> /Robert H.
> On Oct 4, 2008, at 9:31 PM, Mitch Bradley wrote:
>> rihoward1 at wrote:
>>> Another strange thing I see with q2e19 is that at 19% battery, 
>>> according to the battery gauge, the battery indicatory lamp started 
>>> flashing red and orange.
>> That would be a function of the EC code.  Richard, any thoughts?
>>> On Oct 4, 2008, at 7:23 PM, Mitch Bradley wrote:
>>>>> Is q2e19 going to be included in the 8.2 release?
>>>>> The reason I ask is that trac 8451, test-all crash after the touchpad
>>>>> test,  found in q2e18 is very disconcerting.
>>>> q2e19 is a quick-turn release (half-day turnaround from head's up to
>>>> release) for a pre-build of a limited run of machines with a new
>>>> keyboard controller.  It has new and barely-tested EC code plus a
>>>> barely-tested change to the keyboard driver.  It might not survive the
>>>> weekend before e20 is issued.  The mouse test problem that you 
>>>> found is
>>>> likely to be e19's demise.  It's possible that the problem could 
>>>> affect
>>>> the keyboard in some cases.
>>>> I have determined that the mouse test problem is caused by some 
>>>> device -
>>>> either the EC or the touchpad - returning a "RESEND" code instead 
>>>> of an
>>>> "ACK" in response to the first "IDENTIFY" request.  I have never seen
>>>> that happen before.  It doesn't happen all the time; a lot of the time
>>>> it works.  I'm working on a fix.
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