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Subject: Re: 2.3 feature freeze

Re: 2.3 feature freeze

From: Joseph Jones <>
Date: Wed, 20 Oct 2004 09:52:45 +0100

Perhaps some kind of information could be saved per-regular-spin-up
(as in to cache MP3) which can be combined with the stuff in the RTC
to see where we should be. Then it wouldn't need to spin-up to save
that on shutdown at all. So firstly you narrow it down to "what tracks
were available in the RAM in what order?" from the HDD and then "how
far from the beginning of this chunk of MP3 were we?" from the RTC.

I can't think of a good way to explain it, and currently I'm heading
for being late to lessons.


On Wed, 20 Oct 2004 08:48:36 +0200, Linus Nielsen Feltzing
<> wrote:
> Tim Elliott wrote:
> > I believe the latest changes Linus made to the safe shutdown was to make it
> > more intelligent so it doesn't always have to spin up the disc when
> > activated.
> Correct. It doesn't spin up unless there is something to save. Most
> often, this is the resume information.
> However, the time offset in the currently playing song is also saved in
> the RTC. We *could* add some more intelligence on the RTC-equipped
> units, so that the disk information is only saved if the track has changed.
> Linus
> _______________________________________________
Received on 2004-10-20

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