On Thu, Oct 28, 2010 at 10:03 AM, Franck L <fra...@kernlog.net> wrote:
> On Thu, Oct 28, 2010 at 06:10:24PM +0400, Yuri Bushmelev wrote :
>> 2010/10/28 Franck L <fra...@kernlog.net>:
>> > i noticed that at everyboot, it set back the hwclock to 1-1-1970, which
>> > make my zaurus make fsck.ext3 at everyboot.
>> > So, i switched back to linux-kexecboot-2.6.34-rc4 , which not have this
>> > problem.
>> I'm sure this is kernel problem..
> it was a problem from me, sorry ; see my reply to Andrea.
>> > less important : for the 2.6.2x-new-gui, i don't know if it's me, but
>> > the choice is a little hard in "sunlight", because the contrast between
>> > the chosen line (white) and the others choices (light grey) isn't
>> > enough.
>> Yes, this is known problem. I'll change colors to be more contrast.
> ok, thank you :)
>> > the device scan is long i think. but it might be normal ?
>> NAND scanning takes most part of time. If you have nothing useful in
>> NAND then just erase it with mtd-utils.
> i'll give it a try ; that's right, i never used the NAND i think, or
> maybe to reinstall cacko when things want to bad with u-boot. but it was
> a long time ago.
>> > i was wondering... would it be hard to add a little console entry, to be
>> > able to log, in order to make some tasks ; for example, mounting hdd and
>> > sd card, in order to put a new/old kexecboot on the SD to reflash the
>> > kexecboot, resetting hwclock in kexecboot (...)
>> > but would it be a good idea ?
>> Well.. I have thinking about this regularly. But you can just boot
>> e.g. console-image from some media..
> i'm gonna advocate for the console entry in kexecboot ; here is why.
> * i do not have a SD card dedicated for another system (like a quick
> console-image), so everytime i need to use another system to rescue, i
> have to pick the SD from my camera, save all, format, install the image,
> boot on it (...). i could buy one you will tell me :)
> * for some new-kernel testing, if the new kernel fails to run correctly,
> it would be more quick to just log from kexecboot, mount and change the
> ln -s in the /boot entry to try another image, (and maybe rescan from
> kexecboot after) instead of booting an other image, mount the fs with
> erroneous boot entry, ln -s zImage, reboot...
> * for other minor change like the ln -s told above (change fstab...)
> same as above.
> I totally understand that it could make the kexecboot too heavy, more
> longer to start...
> I'm also aware that it could become a time eater for you to make it
> happens, especially if i'm the only person who would occasionnaly use
> it.
> I wonder what other people think. i just told why i would prefer with
> the console, i'm open and curious about other people opinion.
> Thank you for all :)
> Franck


Another Option would be to flash a console imgae to Nand. That's the
setup I use on my poodle. That way I have a way to recover bad SD
cards or other issues... Plus the Nand on a poodle is kinda small for
other stuff anyways.

Henry von Tresckow (hvontres)

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