[RFC] Qi Bootmenu

Dave Ball openmoko at underhand.org
Fri Nov 27 19:00:56 CET 2009

Petr Vanek wrote:
> are you using X or talking directly into framebuffer?

framebuffer, through evas/ecore.

> if you follow the thread with my tests, i got 12seconds as well and
> this was with ssh access and also X server running, my select script
> was in (slow) python and TK. it was my big hope to get it to about 7
> seconds when X is not used... good luck! 12 seconds is simply too long
> for just a boot menu to show up...

Agreed - 12 seconds is too long.  Switching to the miniconfig kernel 
reduces it to ~8 seconds, and using an initramfs should be faster 
still.  There should be some other avenues to look at for speeding up 
too - un-needed dependencies and statically linking the bootmenu app 
itself, so I'm hopeful that we'll get somewhere in the 5-7 second range 
- though the faster the better!

Have you had a play with the build scripts Marc has put together?  It'd 
be great to hear how you get on, and see if you've got any suggestions 
for speeding it up?


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