[Sugar-devel] SoaS on XO bootcharts

Tomeu Vizoso tomeu at sugarlabs.org
Thu Mar 5 04:09:23 EST 2009

On Thu, Mar 5, 2009 at 05:15, Martin Langhoff <martin.langhoff at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Thu, Mar 5, 2009 at 3:11 PM,  <pgf at laptop.org> wrote:
>> now that it's been pointed out that most of the cat processes
>> were from bootchart itself, i highly doubt there will be
> Heisenbug :-) even then, it does give you fairly good idea of what's
> up during boot.
> SoaS is meant to run on any hw out there, and a lot of the
> optimisations on the XO are because we _know_ what hw we have. Does it
> make sense to get "skip all this hw poking if it looks like an XO"
> patch upstream?
> In fact, this might be something that upstream wants to think about in
> a generic sense. All the boot-in-5s focus lately is a lot of fun (and
> great for end-users, I surely want _my_ boxes to boot in 5s), but
> depends in part on skipping a lot of poking and waiting for hardware.
> Anyone building a custom Fedora for a netbook will want the same thing
> we want: a way to declare a "fast path" for known hw. Specially on the
> netbook segment this can have a huge payoff. (Wonder if Ubuntu doing
> something like this?)

Mandriva has done this for the derivatives of their distro that
netbook makers ship.



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