Feature #24


Watchdog for LiveCD

Added by Mikhail Yakshin 3321 days ago. Updated 3172 days ago.

Status:Closed Start:02/15/2009
Priority:Normal Due date:04/06/2009
Assigned to:avatarSergey Matveev % Done:


Category:Live CD
Target version:3.1


It would be nice always have simple "visual watchdog" feature in LiveCD. I.e. when running any tests, it should always output some sort of changing characters to the screen in periodic intervals.

It can be simple ticker (i.e. rotating dash -\|/) or it can be current time or something like that. This way, if the machine would hang due to hardware instability, the screen will freeze and one will notice it.


Updated by Mikhail Yakshin 3318 days ago

  • Target version set to 3.1

Updated by Sergey Matveev 3277 days ago

  • Due date set to 04/06/2009
  • Assigned to set to Sergey Matveev

Updated by Sergey Matveev 3277 days ago


I think that we can use GNU Screen to horizontally split screen on big main window and small additional informational one. There we can print date or beautiful rotating dash to show some kind of heartbeating. Using rotating dash we can output different other lines, having that dash at the very end.

I think that it would be nice to report test starting/finishing and benchmark submitting events to this additional screen (for example via FIFO file). Maybe monitorings submits will be useful here too.

Updated by Sergey Matveev 3173 days ago

  • Status changed from New to Closed
  • % Done changed from 0 to 100

Updated by Mikhail Yakshin 3172 days ago


Added in r1641.

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