Optimization team update (11/23 ~ 11/29)

John Lee john_lee at openmoko.com
Mon Dec 1 07:06:34 CET 2008

On Sun, Nov 30, 2008 at 06:56:28PM +0000, Andy Green wrote:
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> Somebody in the thread at some point said:
> Hi John -
> | * some obsolete kernel modules still left in system
> If we didn't do it already, the packaged kernels need to move to having
> /lib/modules path that is specific to the kernel device and build,
> similar to what the ./build script does:
> /lib/modules/2.6.28-GTA02_andy-tracking_d0aa5acc0be7c573-mokodev/
> The branch and hash stops any conflict about module versions, and the
> device tag "GTA02" allows multiple kernels to be installed on the same
> rootfs, so you can share the SD Card between GTA01 and GTA02 say, both
> times with SD Card boot to the right kernel.

Yup, but it won't make opkg remove the unnecessary modules.  It's a
problem that needs to be solved in OE.

> | * must remove 'ro' in kernel boot parameter if you use sd boot.
> At the moment Qi has ro boot everywhere by default, is this restriction
> just a temporary workaround for something?

I think it's related to Olv's new boot scripts.  I have rough idea
about why but this can be better explained by him.

> | he will work on opkg internals next.  Olv moved to look into kernel
> | and fso.  Erin will try bluetooth.  Julian is working on the GTK
> | redraw issue, please help him out.  Jeremy will fix some qtopia bugs
> | and keep working on suspend/resume issues.
> Just a thought, it can be worth Olv and Jeremy bouncing what they're
> planning on doing off the kernel list.  For example some advice for
> Jeremy about "suspend / resume issues" would be don't waste your time
> doing any suspend / resume work on 2.6.24 kernel, only on
> | andy-tracking.

Thanks for the reminder.  :)

- John

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