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guylhem
post Jul 12 2005, 12:04 PM
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Hello

Thanks to Bruno kind help, I'm working on pdaxrom and debian support using a 40 Gb arcdisk. Ideally, I will follow the release map and offer a big choice of interfaces. [If you guys want a 4 Gb CF support, tell me]

However, I just discovered that for some reason, my kernel had problems with the arcdisk (usb storage too old certainly) - a new release is planned. Moreover, it seems to hang on my good old audiovox at startup for no reason.

Maybe it's time to move to a 2.6 ? I will try and test everything to make sure it will work at least as good. Stay tuned!

Guylhem
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guylhem
post Jul 13 2005, 02:50 PM
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I'm not dead- just too busy in the ER !

ken, I don't plan to stop the rom - only sample the 2.6 kernel to consider whether it is stable enough for distribution and use, and porting features.

gfdsa - I have no list of known bugs. I have to try it myself. You can test OZ and tell me :-)

"guylhem rom" is going to become more a distribution than everything at once. There are specific things I want to improve: speed, hackability, compatibility - triple binds mutually exclusive - comes what may :-)

Actually I'm very interested in the suspend/resume time and the boottime. I want it to be blazing fast.

To do this, I did cut the kernel messages, and I'll certainly cut the logo. dmesg is still there- messages are just logged to ttyS0 instead of the console by default. I enabled sysv status report (ex: Checking filesystem [OK]) OTOH because it was important to find which part was hanging when a problem occured, even if it display stuff and therefore may add some delay. I am also adding a pretty issue screen, because of the hackability.

See my plans? It's mostly a personal effort- I want it that way because I think it is the right way, but there's no special goal- only to have the best free software distribution for a handheld.

BTW Last week in Dijon I saw some openbsd people working on a OpenBSD over C3100 project, which I promised to give a hand at least on the kernel part (even without the hardware - they had power management problem). I will try to interest them on the boot process, to replace the old bsd or sysv init by something more suitable to handhelds. It could be based on something much more efficent and modern like http://www.atnf.csiro.au/people/rgooch/linux/boot-scripts/

Anyway we'll see... I'll try to make everything fit on the flash, having the various systems on microdrives or 40 Gb usb storage. adf - maybe your pdaxrom system (saw your instructions on the 6000 forum) could be included? All it needs is to work with guylhem rom.
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post Jul 13 2005, 06:01 PM
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By all means.
I'm curious to see how this turns out, and really looking forward to having a better setup on my 6k than my rc10. I really like the pdaxrom... but a better optimised 6k kernel, partition and bettter power an peripheral support would be terrific. Same can be said for qtopia 2.1, too.
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