overhead in a G1G1 environment

pgf at laptop.org pgf at laptop.org
Thu May 28 15:03:50 EDT 2009

mikus wrote:
 > > The default that comes with the OS causes the probabilities to come
 > > true about once per day. This can be changed by the theft deterrence
 > > server for future requests in the "update" part of the response.
 > > 
 > > olpc-update-query is also called by cron every 15 minutes.
 > I seem to remember with 8.2.x and earlier that, all too often, when 
 > I ran 'top' it would show 'olpc-update-query' using resources.
 > My XO was gotten through G1G1, and I am not using it in any kind of 
 > a "server" environment.  [Given the communications setup at my 
 > house, cron by itself does not even have the resources to 
 > successfully make a connection to the internet.]  In that situation, 
 > is it truly necessary for 'olpc-update-query' to be run ?

as i recall, there was/is a provision for OLPC to "push" (via
that polling mechanism) updates to the g1g1 machines.

i don't believe it's ever been turned on, and, in my opinion, is
unlikely to be.

so the answer is no, it's not necessary.

 paul fox, pgf at laptop.org

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