My pre-1.0 wishlist
Eric S. Raymond
esr at thyrsus.com
Sat Jun 4 09:43:32 UTC 2016
Hal Murray <hmurray at megapathdsl.net>:
> How close to you think you are to finishing the HOWTO?
Two working days at most, I think. The main obstacle at this point is
that I haven't yet been able to get the Odroid C2 to light up my test
monitor, so I can't finish its section yet.
(It's not broken. It lit up one of Phil's over at his place.)
> I'll try to make a good pass this weekend.
> I still think it would be easier to hand off to others if it was split into
> chunks, and you are the best one to do that.
You are undoubtedly right on both counts, but I still don't think I can
justify the time to reorganize it right now. Too many other things to
> I'm less pessimistic about TESTFRAME than you are. You shouldn't need to
> understand the hairball. You do need to understand the interface with the
> outside world.
I will be delirious wth joy if you are right.
> I think you need to intercept the big select rather than trying to avoid that.
Right, I figured that out many weeks ago. It was part of my plan for the
second failed attempt.
> The timer interrupts make things a bit complicated. We have to find a way
> for the collect phase to write stuff to the replay file. We can't do that
> from the interrupt handler. At worst, the interrupt handler can set two
> flags, and all intercept calls can peek at the new flag. When replaying, if
> you find a timer line, just set the timer flag and process the next line.
> When you are ready to try again, we should arrange a phone call.
Excellent. I'll take any help I can get.
> We have to remember not to turn on the timer in replay mode.
Yes, I figured that out too.
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