[olpc-nz] [Testing] Testing summary - 23 May 2009 Wellington, NZ

Tomeu Vizoso tomeu at sugarlabs.org
Sat May 23 05:13:44 EDT 2009

On Sat, May 23, 2009 at 03:05, Tabitha Roder <tabitha at hrdnz.com> wrote:
> Testing summary - 23 May 2009 Wellington, NZ
> Who: Uli, Stella, Tom, Tabitha, Tara, David, Grant
> XO Editor - 1
> Had a play with this and look forward to being able to save it - will it
> require restart to save it in version 2? The changing shapes is also very
> very cool, and we are looking forward to being able to make animal shapes!
> :-) found reset icon so that was good after we made funny shapes
> Screencast - 1
> activity starts, managed to start capture, waiting about fifteen minutes and
> the CPU seems to be focused on pdflush and screencast <c11, given up after
> long wait (tested on two XOs) - so found that we try kill-9 kills screencast
> but pdflush is still using most of cpu, mouse pointer is still very jerky,
> kernal says netdev watchdog: eth0: transmit timed out, there was nothing
> unusual in the process list in top, just restarted laptop after staring at
> it for half an hour more
> we might test this next week with much shorter capture

Some info about pdflush:


My guess is that the screencast being recorded is consuming a
significant part of the nand flash and the kernel is busy finding
where to save the data and compressing it.

> virtualbox and SoaS
> we are trying to test running Sugar in virtual box (macbook) and can run
> sugar from image
> we are trying to test SoaS beta build but issues with ubuntu kernel and
> filesystem (squashfs)

I think the squashfs issue you are having is due to an old kernel
version. F11 and Ubuntu Jaunty should have no problems creating the

I think these posts are very useful, perhaps
sugar-devel at lists.sugarlabs.org should be cc'ed in future ones?



> more experimentation next week
> Thanks
> Tabitha on behalf of Welly NZ Testers
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