Subject: Re: options "BLINK" in config file for kernel?
To: firstname.lastname@example.org <email@example.com>
From: Simon Burge <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 01/20/1999 10:08:53
On Tue, 19 Jan 1999 12:28:23 -0700 Herb Peyerl wrote:
> David Maxwell <email@example.com> wrote:
> > Perhaps the reason that some have suggested the lights blink faster as the
> > load gets higher is that the current range is 1s -> 2s -> 3s -> 4s and
> > that people don't percieve phenomenon under 1Hz very well. Perhaps a
> > suggestion would be to start the blink at a faster rate at load=0, like
> > 10 blinks per second, and get slower as load goes up, 9 per second at load 2
> > etc... to 1 per second at a load of ten and above.
> I don't know why _others_ are suggesting it and I don't know about you,
> but I know _my_ heart beats faster when I'm working harder...
I use the analogy that the machine has less time to blink the lights if
>From an implementation point of view, you could toggle the light each N
times you enter the idle loop, so it really wouldn't be slowing anything
down. The less the box enters the idle loop, the slower the light