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    Even more to see here (now)

    I like how ED posts news just as I am about to fall asleep.
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    Could AMD A6-9220C be an SoC candidate?

    To be completely honest I didn't even consider booting Windows natively. I guess native Windows mentally became a corner case after I moved my last performance critical Windows installation to a hardware accelerated VM in January of 2012. Sorry about that. I can agree with (average) power...
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    Could AMD A6-9220C be an SoC candidate?

    A very well written analysis, but there are two minor errors. First of all, the A6-9220C is a different part to the A6-9220. I fell into this trap as well when I did my pre-thread-creation research. They have different CPU specs (different clock speeds and TDP) and entirely different GPU specs...
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    Could AMD A6-9220C be an SoC candidate?

    Sure, but I wouldn't expect any SoC to be a drop in replacement of the existing board. I do however understand that an SoC more similar to the OMAP5432 would have similar space constraints and passive support components. As to how much an A6-9220C differs from say an Atom X5-8350, or for...
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    Could AMD A6-9220C be an SoC candidate?

    These are Excavator based cores, but from what I've read about them it seems they have been modified to be entirely self contained. I'd guess that's why they could only fit 2 cores into a 28nm package. Some more info here...
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    Could AMD A6-9220C be an SoC candidate?

    While everyone else was waiting for Zen 2 and Navi, AMD got my attention by releasing two Chromebook oriented SoCs; the A4-9120C and the A6-9220C. Both are 6W TDP parts (OMAP5432 seems to be configurable as 3W or 6W?) and have full fledged x86 cores with GCN graphics. Linux support could...
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    Wrapping everything up!

    Ok, so now ED has to implement commands for both crashing the system on purpose and deleting everything.
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    It's the speed that counts.

    This might be a hot topic, but I'd prefer a kernel release that's signed off by Linus rather than Greg. I'm sure Greg has done a good job, but now that Linus is back I'd prefer to have his direct seal of approval on the release. I don't think we need to rush a rebase of the patches either and...
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    Back to normal!

    If this is anything like my project group in the product design class I took, then this will become an intern joke. Then it will make its way into more and more discussions. Then, before you know it, it has snowballed to the point where a 3D render made over many CPU-hours in some professional...
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    Tests, tests, and more tests.

    Back in the day when I messed around with PIC16f, pretty much all of the power related stuff was implemented with magic registers. For instance, changing the clock rate was writing a divider value to an oscillator configuration register and 1 (or 2, I can't remember what the manual said off the...
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    Tests, tests, and more tests.

    AFAIK /etc/modules* only handles which modules should be loaded and how, not which ones are actually loaded? Are you perhaps thinking of /sys/module*?
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    Tests, tests, and more tests.

    I'm confused, do you mean it's now running fine? If so that's great news! Edit: Should've checked the mailing list first. It's a typo. While I'm at it I can answer your question from there as well: Sounds to me like "lsmod" is what you're looking for. It also prints which modules are using a...
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    Tests, tests, and more tests.

    No not that long, just long enough to stretch the margins a bit. A deep frozen one would probably be out of spec on many components before they even start defrosting.
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    Tests, tests, and more tests.

    Oh by the way, have you guys tried the old school debug procedure of putting it in the freezer before testing?
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    Tests, tests, and more tests.

    I didn't see it explicitly mentioned anywhere, but have you tried booting with super conservative timings? As in double (or multiplied by another scalar significantly larger than 1) all of them? Performance will obviously suffer but for debugging purposes it might be useful. Since the boards...
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    Passed the certification!

    So I'm catching up to this thread again. Lots of stuff happening here like news zombies, burn-in test anxiety, regulatory nightmares, copyright law, and I thinkpad at some point we were promised a post full of positivism, rainbows and unicorns? I'm hoping nobody is using userscript magic to...
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    Is there really a light at the end of the journey...?

    As rygD said, that is correct. For some reason they are still quite often referred to as Tri-wing despite being incompatible. Tri-wings are for aircrafts, Tri-points are for highscores. Especially so when they need Tri-point screwdrivers ;)
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    Is there really a light at the end of the journey...?

    Come on, clearly Tri-wing (not to be confused with Tri-point) is the answer.
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    Case closed?

    Sorry I totally missed that, shows how disconnected I've become to everything outside of college in the past few weeks. I'm in 3 separate workgroups scrambling to meet some seriously tight deadlines. Today we got a whole bunch of work finished so I've taken a few hours off to relax a bit. It's...
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    Case closed?

    There were two prototype testing videos posted to YouTube earlier this week, I wanted to post about them here but I barely even had time to watch them until now:
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