870 on XO1

Kevin Gordon kgordon420 at gmail.com
Sun Jun 26 09:47:21 EDT 2011


Yes sir, 860 behaves just like 870 in identical comparisons in terms of time
of booting and activity launching, just as you predicted.

However 860 leaves the completed boot animation circle up, instead of
turning the screen black for that rather long period of time between
animation completion and the appearance of the favourite wheel.

Guess I had just gotten used to (and happy with) the quicker osxx series of



On Sun, Jun 26, 2011 at 9:20 AM, Daniel Drake <dsd at laptop.org> wrote:

> On 26 June 2011 00:03, Kevin Gordon <kgordon420 at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Folks, on XO 1 with new 870 build :
> >
> > 1) At boot, once the animation has completed its little circle, the
> screen
> > goes black for about 17 seconds before the favourite wheel comes up. Does
> > this on multiple XO's.  Does not happen on os23.
> Thanks, filed as http://dev.laptop.org/ticket/11019
> > 2) In general, boot takes about twice as long on 870 than on os23, again
> on
> > multiple XO's compared.
> >
> > 3) Activities take longer to launch, flashing icon stays almost twice as
> > long on the screen before the screen comes up than it did on os23 for
> some.
> These are due to the filesystem switch, or more specifically the
> switch in compression methods used. The result is significantly
> reduced disk utilisation (higher compression) but more CPU-intensive
> work needed to read and write files. Unfortunate, but true. A slowdown
> is expected, as a tradeoff for not shipping a nearly-full disk.
> What we've effectively done is reverted to what we had for 10.1.3. So,
> a more interesting comparison would be observing build 860 at the side
> of build 870. Bear in mind that some activities take a lot longer to
> launch the first time after flashing, e.g. Browse and Record, so care
> is needed to ensure the comparison is fair.
> Thanks,
> Daniel
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