Carl-Daniel Hailfinger wrote:
On 18.09.2009 20:28, Stefan Reinauer wrote:
ron minnich wrote:
one thing to keep in mind: the limiting factor on progress on flashing 1024 nodes at a time was the printout of the "current address" being flashed. I had to turn that off or a 30-second task could take much, much longer.
I want to add to this: We've had cases where printing too much output would mess with the timing (maximum time allowed until a block has to be completely written) due to heavy output of "current addresses" over a serial line. Not only would it take several hours to finish but the result was a few dozen non-booting systems. Very frustrating.
So the consensus is to make progress bars (or any other progress printing) off by default? Great.
Not necessarily... Just make sure it doesn't print more than a given number of characters per block (no spinning wheels or some such) over serial port.