[time-nuts] 5370 processor boards available

cheater00 . cheater00 at gmail.com
Thu Feb 27 12:28:47 EST 2014


On Thu, Feb 27, 2014 at 6:03 PM, Poul-Henning Kamp <phk at phk.freebsd.dk> wrote:
> In message <CA+9GZUhJLqQ7K-cNXsSzPMgSOH6Oyd774SM_e0=ykLJgYD4cxA at mail.gmail.com>
> , "cheater00 ." writes:
>
>>If having a battery in the device makes some of you queasy, you could
>>always put it outside, on the back. But I seriously believe there are ways
>>to make battery backup which will not leak.
>
> Seriously:  Keeping the computer alive and eating power is
> silly.  We just need to find out how to get the Linux configured
> correctly.
>
> (Or port it all to FreeBSD, which I'm considering, because there
> I know how to do it :-)

Oh, of course it's not about keeping the computer on at all times,
it's about having a contingency for the 0.1% case when your computer
does not shut down in the assumed time. Unless you develop your system
and everything running in it as hard real time, you cannot escape the
fact that sometimes the thing will take longer than expected to shut
down. And at some point that will cause data loss. A suitable battery
costs $5. Is your time worth so much less than $5 that you actually
consider the task of building your own Linux distribution for this
case, or even just finding one that will work relatively problem-free?

D.



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