Monday Mar 23, 2009

Slicing and dicing the HD in a different way - NTFS, Fat32 and ZFS on B110

Hi All,

 So I thought I would  try something differnet on the AA1 10 inch, Fuse is pretty good for read and writting ntfs but it does seem to kill the netbook sometimes.

 With this new netbook I've sliced the disk this way:

40Gb - NTFS - Windows XP Home, still have to run iTunes

60Gb - Fat32 data

40Gb - ZFS - OpenSolaris Nevada (SXCE) B110

 I'm trying to setup everything so the data for my user is on the Fat32 partition even if it is Windows or OpenSolaris I'm booted into.

I can mount the Fat32 partition in OpenSolaris and I've link my user home directory to it.

So I'm building compiz 0.8.0, see if I can get the MSI to run it.

Found another bug in gnome-system-monitor, on my big Asus C90S powertop says:

 Cn            Avg    residency    P-states (frequencies)
C0 (cpu    running)        (8.4%)     1596 Mhz    100.0%
C1            3.9ms     (91.6%)     2394 Mhz    0.0%  

Wakeups-from-idle per second: 237.7     interval: 5.5s
Power usage (ACPI estimate): 0.000W

Top causes for wakeups:
67.6% (160.7)               <kernel> :    genunix`cv_wakeup
42.1% (    99.9)               <kernel> :    genunix`clock
21.4% (    50.8)                  sched :    <cross calls>
 6.5% (    15.4)               <kernel> :    uhci`uhci_handle_root_hub_status_change
 4.2% (     9.9)               <kernel> :    ata`ghd_timeout
 2.4% (     5.7)         <interrupt> :    ehci#0
 2.2% (     5.1)         <interrupt> :    ata#0
 1.9% (     4.4)               <kernel> :    uhci`uhci_cmd_timeout_hdlr
 1.7% (     4.0)               <kernel> :    genunix`schedpaging
 1.6% (     3.9)               <kernel> :    ehci`ehci_handle_root_hub_status_change


But gnome-system-monitor only shows one processor ?

So much to test, so little time :-)



Saturday Nov 01, 2008

Work around for slow startup on Acer Aspire One with ZFS boot volume

Hi All,

The engineering group in California got my One safely.

The slow start is being caused by the command /usr/sbin/zfs volinit call , in /lib/svc/method fs-usr and devices-local.

If you edit the two files and put & at the end of the lines the slow boot goes away.

Engineering still has my One and is looking for a correct patch.

Dave

Wednesday Oct 29, 2008

OpenSolaris B101 ZFS on Acer One Aspire

Hi All,

 So I gave up, I cannot debug the weird slow ZFS boot issue with the B101 and the Acer One.

 I FedEx'd the Acer One to the ZFS group in California today.

 Lucky for us the boot does complete after about a 3 minute pause.

 Video, WiFi, Lan and Audio are working fine, SDCard driver needs fixing, they had a problem on Linux to.

 Once I get it back from California I'll work on the suspend / resume some more.

 Good news is I get two more Intel Atom systems to test today or tomorrow.

On one the MB is 2.5" x 2.5", a Pico ITX Atom system :-)

 Dave


Friday Oct 24, 2008

Acer Aspire One - ZFS / UFS update

Hi All,

I can give you the good news or the bad news :-)

I did a luugrade of the ZFS installed system from B100 to B101, the system was still hanging for minutes during the boot.

I did a total reinstall this morning of B101 using UFS and the boot hang goes away.

I did a total reinstall of B101 using ZFS and the boot problem goes away.

So it looks like the disk issues are fixed on B101 for the Acer One, it's due next Thursday 29th October.

I still have to patch the video and atheros the files are on my FTP site.

I did the update_drv to add the audio.

Boot to the Gnome login screen takes and 65 seconds.

Now back to suspend.

This is an updated xorg.conf, that works with the shift-F5 video function to go to an external monitor from lcd.

Dave

 Section "ServerLayout"
    Identifier     "X.org Configured"
    Screen      0  "Screen0" 0 0
    InputDevice    "Mouse0" "CorePointer"
    InputDevice    "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
EndSection

Section "Files"
    RgbPath      "/usr/X11/lib/X11/rgb"
    ModulePath   "/usr/X11/lib/modules"
    FontPath     "/usr/X11/lib/X11/fonts/TrueType/"
    FontPath     "/usr/X11/lib/X11/fonts/Type1/"
    FontPath     "/usr/X11/lib/X11/fonts/Type1/sun/"
    FontPath     "/usr/X11/lib/X11/fonts/F3bitmaps/"
    FontPath     "/usr/X11/lib/X11/fonts/misc/"
    FontPath     "/usr/X11/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi/"
    FontPath     "/usr/X11/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi/"
EndSection

Section "Module"
    Load  "glx"
    Load  "xtsol"
    Load  "dbe"
    Load  "record"
    Load  "dri"
    Load  "extmod"
    Load  "GLcore"
    Load  "IA"
    Load  "xtrap"
    Load  "freetype"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
    Identifier  "Keyboard0"
    Driver      "kbd"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
    Identifier  "Mouse0"
    Driver      "mouse"
    Option        "Protocol" "auto"
    Option        "Device" "/dev/mouse"
    Option        "ZAxisMapping" "4 5 6 7"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
    #DisplaySize      200   110    # mm
    Identifier   "Monitor0"
    VendorName   "AUO"
    ModelName    "11c2"
    Option        "DPMS" "True"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
    #DisplaySize      200   110    # mm
    Identifier   "Monitor1"
    VendorName   "AUO"
    ModelName    "11c2"
    Option        "DPMS" "True"
EndSection

Section "Device"
        ### Available Driver options are:-
        ### Values: <i>: integer, <f>: float, <bool>: "True"/"False",
        ### <string>: "String", <freq>: "<f> Hz/kHz/MHz"
        ### [arg]: arg optional
        #Option     "NoAccel"                # [<bool>]
        #Option     "SWcursor"               # [<bool>]
        #Option     "ColorKey"               # <i>
        #Option     "CacheLines"             # <i>
        #Option     "Dac6Bit"                # [<bool>]
        #Option     "DRI"                    # [<bool>]
        #Option     "NoDDC"                  # [<bool>]
        #Option     "ShowCache"              # [<bool>]
        #Option     "XvMCSurfaces"           # <i>
        #Option     "PageFlip"               # [<bool>]
    Identifier  "Card0"
    Driver      "intel"
    VendorName  "Intel Corporation"
    BoardName   "Mobile 945GME Express Integrated Graphics Controller"
    BusID       "PCI:0:2:0"
EndSection

Section "Device"
        ### Available Driver options are:-
        ### Values: <i>: integer, <f>: float, <bool>: "True"/"False",
        ### <string>: "String", <freq>: "<f> Hz/kHz/MHz"
        ### [arg]: arg optional
        #Option     "NoAccel"                # [<bool>]
        #Option     "SWcursor"               # [<bool>]
        #Option     "ColorKey"               # <i>
        #Option     "CacheLines"             # <i>
        #Option     "Dac6Bit"                # [<bool>]
        #Option     "DRI"                    # [<bool>]
        #Option     "NoDDC"                  # [<bool>]
        #Option     "ShowCache"              # [<bool>]
        #Option     "XvMCSurfaces"           # <i>
        #Option     "PageFlip"               # [<bool>]
    Identifier  "Card1"
    Driver      "intel"
    VendorName  "Intel Corporation"
    BoardName   "Mobile 945GME Express Integrated Graphics Controller"
    BusID       "PCI:0:2:1"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
    Identifier "Screen0"
    Device     "Card0"
    Monitor    "Monitor0"
    DefaultDepth 24
    SubSection "Display"
        Viewport   0 0
        Depth     1
    EndSubSection
    SubSection "Display"
        Viewport   0 0
        Depth     4
    EndSubSection
    SubSection "Display"
        Viewport   0 0
        Depth     8
    EndSubSection
    SubSection "Display"
        Viewport   0 0
        Depth     15
    EndSubSection
    SubSection "Display"
        Viewport   0 0
        Depth     16
    EndSubSection
    SubSection "Display"
        Viewport   0 0
        Virtual 2048 1600
        Depth     24
        Modes "1650x1050" "1400x1050" "1280x1024" "1024x600" "800x800"
    EndSubSection
EndSection

Section "Screen"
    Identifier "Screen1"
    Device     "Card1"
    Monitor    "Monitor1"
    DefaultDepth 24
    SubSection "Display"
        Viewport   0 0
        Depth     1
    EndSubSection
    SubSection "Display"
        Viewport   0 0
        Depth     4
    EndSubSection
    SubSection "Display"
        Viewport   0 0
        Depth     8
    EndSubSection
    SubSection "Display"
        Viewport   0 0
        Depth     15
    EndSubSection
    SubSection "Display"
        Viewport   0 0
        Depth     16
    EndSubSection
    SubSection "Display"
        Viewport   0 0
        Virtual 2048 1600
        Depth     24
        Modes "1650x1050" "1400x1050" "1280x1024" "1024x600" "800x800"
    EndSubSection

EndSection




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