Devel Digest, Vol 36, Issue 12
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Tue Feb 3 12:13:16 EST 2009
> Date: Tue, 3 Feb 2009 07:57:02 -0500
> From: Wade Brainerd <wadetb at gmail.com>
> Subject: Re: OLPC upgrades
> To: "C. Scott Ananian" <cscott at laptop.org>
> Cc: OLPC Devel <devel at lists.laptop.org>
> Message-ID: <377B4440-AAD7-412C-B22B-16158D6F464F at gmail.com>
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> A patch isn't really appropriate but generally speaking I:
> - Followed Mitch Bradley's instructions for tar-ing /dev.
> - Replaced the initrd with a 3 liner using busybox that just mounts
> NAND and calls switch_root. This involved undoing all the version
> stuff in the filesystem.
> - Replaced rc.sysinit with a 30 line script that starts the services I
> want and mounts the required points.
> - Removed the entire SYSV runlevel system.
> I was learning about all this stuff as I did it, but it still didn't
> take that long. And I have a lot of plans to make it even faster.
> A few things don't work right, like I'm still trying to figure out why
> there are no network interfaces...But If anyone would like to see the
> scripts I'd be happy to share them.
How about bundling them up and attaching them to the "Improve Startup
Speed" ticket http://dev.laptop.org/ticket/4349 . That way all the
research that nobody does anything about because it diverges too much
from the blessed Fedora will all be in one place.
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