follow-up re system software

Rafael Campos methril at gmail.com
Fri Nov 20 03:17:20 EST 2009


Wolfgang,

On Fri, Nov 20, 2009 at 2:44 AM, Wolfgang Spraul
<wolfgang at qi-hardware.com> wrote:
> Ron,
>
>> Is that issue considered a show stopper? until one understands if the
>> root cause is hardware or software, one could argue it as being STOP
>> SHIP severity.
>
> No, not a show stopper.
> Almost the same hardware design as ours has shipped over 60,000 units already.
> If there would be a serious microSD problem it would have been found.
> What that means is that there is at least a workaround to the problem.
> Also, I vaguely recall that we have not seen this issue when we started to
> work with the original 2.6.24.3 kernel, but only after we cleaned up the
> sources and up-leveled to 2.6.31.
> All hardware ships with bugs. Many times you can even argue what is a hardware
> bug and what a software bug. The lowest levels of software routinely have to
> 'cover up' / 'workaround' hardware bugs, making the hardware look 'stable'
> for higher levels of software.
>
> For this particular problem, I am confident enough that we will find a
> software workaround in the end to not make it a STOP SHIP severity.
> Otherwise we would never ship anything, and you would happily use lots of
> other consumer electronics with bugs inside you just don't know about.
>
> However, I am clearly aware of this bug, and hopefully we get to the bottom
> of it soon... The beauty of open - everything is known :-)
> Wolfgang
>
> On Thu, Nov 19, 2009 at 11:30:13AM -0800, Ron K. Jeffries wrote:
>> Mirko wrote:
>>
>> http://wiki.qi-hardware.com/wiki/Known_issues - if you don't think it's
>> up-to-date feel free helping to make it up to date :)
>> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
>>
>> Is that issue considered a show stopper? until one understands if the
>> root cause is hardware or software, one could argue it as being STOP
>> SHIP severity.
>>
>>
>> What I was asking is where do we find a list of prioritized bugs with indication
>> of which ones are being actively worked?
>>
>> with respect,
>>
>> ---
>> Ron K. Jeffries
>>
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Really good words, but as i see in the OpenMoko project, the people is
happy if we found a software workaround, but it's happier if we found
a hardware solution that could apply to this design ;)

I hope to have both of them.

Regards

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