Run OFW heat spreader test

Sridhar Dhanapalan sridhar at
Mon Jan 23 01:03:29 EST 2012

On 23 January 2012 16:56, James Cameron <quozl at> wrote:
> The heat spreader test is always run in e-book mode, because that's what
> the immediately preceeding test does.
> I imagine you would get different results if you didn't run it in e-book
> mode.  I imagine that over a large sample, the results would be
> considerably different.

For the purposes of flashing the XOs, does it matter?

> For the user training issue, stop using the manufacturing test prompts,
> and replace them with something localised.
> dev /switches
> : new-wait-lid  ( -- )
>  ." Thermal test step 1, close and then re-open the laptop lid." cr
>     begin  ?key-abort  lid? until
> ;
> : new-wait-ebook  ( -- )
>  ." Thermal test step 2, rotate the top part and lay it down face up."
> cr
>  begin  ?key-abort  ebook? until
>  ." Thermal test step 3, please wait a few seconds." cr
> ;
> patch new-wait-lid wait-lid all-switch-states
> patch new-wait-ebook wait-ebook all-switch-states

The problem is that this is very tedious for the user. Imagine you're
flashing 100 XOs together. Having to close and open the lid twice per
XO will make the entire process much longer.

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