[vdr] xineliboutput sxfe / xxmc / via / EPIA ML6000 : great !

Frank Schmirler vdr at schmirler.de
Wed Nov 26 10:28:17 CET 2008


On Wed, 26 Nov 2008 00:00:27 +0200 (EET), Mika Laitio wrote
> >> Suspend to RAM as always been a pain in my various trials, but this
> >> is a much simpler goal than a complete laptop. Virtually no device
> >> to take down/bring up on a pure streamdev client. NFS handles must
> >> just survive the long delay, but it should be OK.
> >
> > 7 seconds until I get a picture on my EPIA 6000. And this is still pretty
> > long, as I need to upload DXR3 firmware first, then start VDR.
> 
> Nice...
> 
> Are you using just a normal distro like rhat or ubuntu for 
> getting this fast resume and does the system survive from multiple 
> suspend/resumes without need for the coldboot?

My production VDR client is a busybox system living on a 32 MB CF card, EPIA
6000. Kernel, busybox and VDR are selfmade, other binaries are from Debian
(distro on my server). No need for reboots, no matter how often it is
suspended/resumed.

My new HD extension client uses the same base, but this time PXE booting and
on an EPIA 10000. Unfortunately I haven't been able to resurrect the HD
extension after suspend/resume yet, but apart from that everything is fine.
Multiple no problem with multiple suspend/resumes, no problem with PXE booting
after setting the via_rhine module parameter.

I'm going to switch my DXR3 client to PXE booting, soon, but I'll keep the CF
card. My server isn't running 24/7 - would be idle most of the time - so my
clients needs to be able to wake it up with WOL. This is no problem when I
resume a client. But after a power failure, the client obviously cannot PXE
boot without the server. In this case the client is going to boot off the CF
card, wake up the server and reboot - now PXE is available.

Frank



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