OT: Debian support on support list - Was - Re: [Script] Speeding up the debian booting with quiet-mode

Steven ** montgoss at gmail.com
Mon Aug 18 19:47:38 CEST 2008

This list used to be called "device-owners".  So, I see it as
"support" for device owners.  And it seems several device owners are
interested in Debian.  I personally find the Debian info more
interesting than the Qtopia info.  So, do as I do with the Qtopia
threads.  Just click delete.


On Mon, Aug 18, 2008 at 12:27 PM, thomasg <thomas at gstaedtner.net> wrote:
> I guess I'm going to make enemies once again, but is the support list really
> supposed for debian related development?
> On Mon, Aug 18, 2008 at 7:01 PM, Rorschach <r0rschach at lavabit.com> wrote:
>> Well like every linux also debian on our Freerunner boots __a lot__ faster
>> (several seconds) in quiet mode. I modified Joachim Breitners
>> configure-uboot script in such a way that debian boots by default in
>> quiet-mode and additionally I added another boot-option in uboot to boot
>> without quiet-mode for debugging purposes.
>> I added it to both wikis:
>>  * http://wiki.debian.org/DebianOnFreeRunner
>>  * http://wiki.openmoko.org/wiki/Debian
>> The modified script can be found directly here:
>> http://paste.ubuntuusers.de/391456/
>> TODO:
>> I will check as soon as I have time the rootdelay option. I think 5sec are
>> too much and 1sec could be sufficient for us. But I don't know for sure and
>> I also don't know if the time with rootdelay is a stopping time: so the
>> kernel tries 5sec long to detect our rootdevice (our sd-card) and as soon as
>> he finds it he goes on or if it's a starting time: the kernel does 5sec
>> nothing and first after the 5sec he tries to boot.
>> I have the feeling it's the first possibilty which would mean the 5sec
>> don't harm us in any way but I dunno for sure because I couldn't find a
>> proper explaination of rootdelay. So I'll further investigate this.
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