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Re: Washi

Petr Stehlik wrote:
Finn Thain wrote:

On Mon, 26 Nov 2007, Petr Stehlik wrote:

 A natfeat serial port would also be pretty sweet.

IIRC, last time the serial port question came up, it was a request for a serial console as a way to avoid having a bunch of GUI deps on a headless server that might have served as a security buildd using aranym. I think that serial would be more economical on CPU than an emulated framebuffer console (it would probably boot faster which is nice if you are testing kernels...).

The GUI deps are SDL based ones. SDL always requires X11 stuff, unfortunately. So serial port is not going to remove the deps.

As for boot time, we are considering another option for upcoming release that would basically disable any video output refreshing. Linux-m68k could benefit from that.


This reminds me, has anyone ever tried to run aranym under XFake? I wonder if there's a noticeable CPU savings. I wonder if Aranym could be instructed to not do screen updates. This would be very helpful when it comes to running a headless buildd. One problem I had previous which I think has since been solved is that I was unable to remote display aranym. It wanted to do many screen refreshes a second which the network was unhappy about.


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