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Subject: Re: text viewer patch, RAM & battery life
From: Garrett Derner (
Date: 2003-05-29

From: "Daniel Stenberg" <>
>On Tue, 27 May 2003, Garrett Derner wrote:
>>...How much DRAM can I use, without hogging it from other
>> nerds? ...
>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

Ok, so it's a balancing act. Every 1% less battery time means the unit
shuts down a couple minutes sooner.

I did some tests to help quantify the performance hit:

I am thinking that about 12k of buffer will greatly improve the viewer,
while keeping about 99% performance.


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