[RFC] Qi Bootmenu
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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