Subject: Re: options "BLINK" in config file for kernel?
To: Valentin Pepelea <>
From: Manuel Bouyer <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 01/22/1999 17:53:54
On Jan 22, Valentin Pepelea wrote
> You are both wrong. The _correct_ behavior is to see the LED blink fast in all
> cases, but with a higher percentage ON times in high CPU usage cases. This
> would result in the LED being rather faint in cases of low CPU usage, and
> bright in cases of high CPU usage.
> A simple implementation is to have the idle task turn on the LED when it is
> switched in, and off when it is switched out... if there is such a thing as an
> idle task in BSD.
> I hope this resolves the LED issue once and for all. :-)

I like the idea, but I'm not sure this is that simple to implement.
I still want my led to blink even when the CPU idle time is 0 or 100%.

Manuel Bouyer, LIP6, Universite Paris VI.