Subject: Re: port-sparc/34585: Weird behaviour of BLINK option
To: None <>
From: Manuel Bouyer <>
List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 09/22/2006 18:53:18
On Fri, Sep 22, 2006 at 12:35:00PM +0000, Andreas Wiese wrote:
> >Description:
> I just got my SPARCstation 20 running with NetBSD/sparc and enabled the
> BLINK option in kernel config. =20
> But IMHO the behaviour isn't very intuitive.  Wouldn't it be better
> instead of making the load average equivalent to the LED's blink cycle,
> making it the blink frequency, i.e. higher load leads to a higher rate?
> I discussed this with some guy of the BSD-Crew resp. the Chaos Computer
> Club Dresden, and he looks at this the same way.

I find it quite intuitive: the slower the computer is, the slower it blinks.

Manuel Bouyer, LIP6, Universite Paris VI. 
     NetBSD: 26 ans d'experience feront toujours la difference