Emergency call at boot time functionality (was Re: Windows CE on freerunner)

Clemens Kirchgatterer clemens at 1541.org
Sat Aug 23 10:29:58 CEST 2008

Yogiz <yogizz at gmail.com> wrote:

> Everybody has their preferences. I'd really like to see a second small
> bootable image for just emergency calls so there would be no wait.
> There's no point in forcing that kind of thing down others' throat but
> that could be an optional image. If the lock is easy, I have no
> problem taking it off and dialing 112 in a hurry. I'm more worried
> about having to wait for my small linux computer to fully boot up
> while someone is bleeding to death in my arms.

you will need a rather full blown linux image in any case. for making a
call you need several hardware components (audio, gsm, display, maybe
gps) up and running so you depend on the kernel drivers AND even some
higher level userspace apps anyway. better to optimize the initial
bootup time to a minimum.

my 2 cents ....

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