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Subject: Re: text viewer patch, RAM & battery life

Re: text viewer patch, RAM & battery life

From: Daniel Stenberg <>
Date: Tue, 27 May 2003 09:47:30 +0200 (CEST)

On Tue, 27 May 2003, Garrett Derner wrote:

> Whoops, I was wrong! I just noticed I can make the buffer as large as I
> like (hundreds of kb) without inflating the program file size. Good news.
> That will easily eliminate two complaints: frequent spin-ups, and limited
> line length.
> Now my question is, how much DRAM can I use, without hogging it from other
> needs? 70kb? 300kb? Currently when I compile I don't get the out-of-DRAM
> error until about 1.7MB.

You must remember that everyone who uses Rockbox wants as much memory as
possible to use for mp3 buffering. So, every extra byte you use for other
buffers will decrease the mp3 buffer and thus shorten the battery life a

 Daniel Stenberg -- --
Received on 2003-05-27

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