XO frequently hangs on shutdown w/ 0.82
pbrobinson at gmail.com
Wed Jun 3 18:06:10 EDT 2009
> > >> I tried to summarize the issues here:
> > >> http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Bootanim
> > >>
> > >> is there more I should address? how would you avoid using
> > >> VT_WAITACTIVE? I have some free time, so I can try to fix these over
> > >> the next few days.
> > >
> > > In similar fashion to this:
> > >
> > http://www.brontes3d.com/opensource/dist/v1.2/overlay/sys-apps/kbd/files/kbd-1.1
> > 2-chvt-userwait.patch
> > >
> > > In other words.. use VT_GETSTATE to check the current active console,
> > > in a loop, calling VT_ACTIVATE until happy.
> > >
> > > Not a great solution, but I think we should put it in place and see if
> > > it kills this bug. The real solution needs kernel help, and I think
> > > the kernel developers would say "lets pencil this in for when we move
> > > the console layer into userspace" which is a slow moving effort.
> > I have a test of the olpc animation running on plymouth that I've been
> > working on with the plymouth devs. Its working fine on my eeepc and
> > dell laptop. I'm not sure if the bootanim does anything other than
> > pretty pictures. No good for XO 8.2.x I know but possibly useful for
> > F11 side of things.
> hi peter --
> bootanim does both the boot-time animation and the shutdown
> ul-warning screen. it does the boot animation in an extremely
> efficient manner, shaving 10 or 11 seconds off our current boot
10 or 11 seconds off what? the previous bootanim version? text based
startup without it?
> given the optimization that bobby and mitch put in, i suspect
> plymouth won't match it, time-wise. (though i'd love to be proven
> wrong, of course!)
I wouldn't know off the top of my head but plymouth was designed to do
two things. Firstly a smooth startup with basically no flash from the
bios (on a standard PC) through to X, and speed. the old rhgb was
slow. Would be interesting to see a comparison.
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