XO frequently hangs on shutdown w/ 0.82
pgf at laptop.org
Wed Jun 3 17:08:07 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:
> > 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
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!)
paul fox, pgf at laptop.org
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