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by bstrobl
Tue Jan 16, 2018 9:31 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: When will Raspberry Foundation admit that the Pi destroys your SD cards?
Replies: 88
Views: 7212

Re: When will Raspberry Foundation admit that the Pi destroys your SD cards?

SanDisk recently provides industrial micro sd cards, but they are meant for OEMs. 192TB writes though.

Samsungs pro plus series uses MLC if I remember correctly and are designed for heavy writes.
by bstrobl
Thu Jun 29, 2017 7:57 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Raspbian::Stretch
Replies: 43
Views: 21405

Re: Raspbian::Stretch

Just upgraded my colocated Pi 2. As long as you stick to the default image as much as possible it seems to be pretty safe :) . Cant say much about Bluetooth and Wifi but ethernet is good to go.
by bstrobl
Tue Jun 27, 2017 4:42 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Raspbian::Stretch
Replies: 43
Views: 21405

Re: Raspbian::Stretch

Are the ethernet drivers stable though? Mine only acts as a server with ethernet connection...
by bstrobl
Tue Jun 27, 2017 3:25 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Raspbian::Stretch
Replies: 43
Views: 21405

Re: Raspbian::Stretch

Guess it makes sense to wait till most issues are ironed out. Don't really have the ability to reflash mine if something goes wrong :lol:
by bstrobl
Tue Jun 27, 2017 2:56 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Raspbian::Stretch
Replies: 43
Views: 21405

Re: Raspbian::Stretch

Anyone already upgraded to stretch with Jessie Lite? The lack of desktop environment and Pi specific applications and patches should reduce the amount of things that can go wrong significantly.
by bstrobl
Wed May 10, 2017 1:07 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Why the Raspberry Pi 4 wishlists are tough sells
Replies: 45
Views: 5397

Re: Why the Raspberry Pi 4 wishlists are tough sells

I would actually not be surprised if the next SoC uses a design where the old bcm2835 is simply relegated to the work of a "dedicated" GPU. A newer quad core ARM meanwhile will handle direct memory access while passing on some of that RAM to the bcm2835 along with graphics requests. Graphic drivers ...
by bstrobl
Fri May 05, 2017 11:38 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Support timeline for Jessie
Replies: 9
Views: 3279

Re: Support timeline for Jessie

If I remember correctly, jessie will use the standard repos for LTS, while wheezy required a manual repo change. As for whether support will be kept for raspbian jessie once stretch is out, that will be up to the raspbian maintainers. I belive wheezy support was pretty much dropped once jessie came ...
by bstrobl
Tue Apr 18, 2017 8:41 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Raspbian Jessie (64bit) for RPi3?
Replies: 145
Views: 125034

Re: Raspbian Jessie (64bit) for RPi3?

Do you really believe in 64 bits being the solution in turning light bulbs on and of? Or could, just perhaps, a simple switch solve the same problem? No silicon involved. If you are using any form of CPU for your light bulbs (other than the ones in the bulbs themselves), its most likely going to be...
by bstrobl
Sun Apr 16, 2017 5:19 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Raspbian Jessie (64bit) for RPi3?
Replies: 145
Views: 125034

Re: Raspbian Jessie (64bit) for RPi3?

Yet, I want to dare your statement. Why? Because: KISS. The single most important rule each and every software developer-to become has not just to learn, but to digest, to get assembl... assimilated by before they call themselves software developers. Simply put: If you need 1 bit, use 1 bit. If you...
by bstrobl
Thu Apr 13, 2017 6:45 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Raspbian Jessie (64bit) for RPi3?
Replies: 145
Views: 125034

Re: Raspbian Jessie (64bit) for RPi3?

In general students would have to learn a completely different stuff whenever they move between processors (x86->ARM->MIPS etc). That learning process is there whatever the first platform you learn is. It's the concepts that are important, not the syntax or the idiosyncrasies. While that is true, i...
by bstrobl
Mon Apr 03, 2017 11:06 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Raspbian Jessie (64bit) for RPi3?
Replies: 145
Views: 125034

Re: Raspbian Jessie (64bit) for RPi3?

The point is that everyone ISN'T on the same platform, but still need to be supported. There are at least 6M non-64 bit boards out there, so 32 bit is not going away. I understand that backward compatibility is very important, but am not sure how continuing to sell 32 bit only hardware will reduce ...
by bstrobl
Sun Apr 02, 2017 8:54 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Raspbian Jessie (64bit) for RPi3?
Replies: 145
Views: 125034

Re: Raspbian Jessie (64bit) for RPi3?

ShiftPlusOne wrote:Just a heads up that NEON IS being used where it makes a difference.

https://wiki.debian.org/Multiarch/LibraryPathOverview
Ah ok, stand corrected on that one. Heard that the armv6/armv7 kernel can be combined to one as well, is that likely?
by bstrobl
Sun Apr 02, 2017 8:00 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Raspbian Jessie (64bit) for RPi3?
Replies: 145
Views: 125034

Re: Raspbian Jessie (64bit) for RPi3?

With 12M installed base, remember it's important to keep those people up to date as well. I also seriously doubt there will be a A35 based SoC. People want more power, not less. Its not about power(some people want/need a low power SoC to run from batteries etc), but instruction set. We are all sti...
by bstrobl
Sun Apr 02, 2017 7:43 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Raspbian Jessie (64bit) for RPi3?
Replies: 145
Views: 125034

Re: Raspbian Jessie (64bit) for RPi3?

People have been working on porting parts of the kernel to 64 bits and getting it upstreamed - keep an eye on the raspberry pi github kernel page for more information. Once things work well, I hope to see the bcm2835 replaced with a new low power 64 bit chip (single core Cortex A35 maybe), that way...
by bstrobl
Sat Apr 01, 2017 10:27 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi 4 possible h.265 decoder?
Replies: 63
Views: 57359

Re: Raspberry Pi 4 possible h.265 decoder?

Honestly if new hardware were to be planned now, I'd rather the Foundation wait till AV1(https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AOMedia_Video_1) is complete. HEVC is a mess due to patent licensing and would lower any profit that can be made with the Pi. VP9 is also at best a stop gap right now due to a flaw...
by bstrobl
Sat Apr 01, 2017 8:28 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi 4 possible h.265 decoder?
Replies: 63
Views: 57359

Re: Raspberry Pi 4 possible h.265 decoder?

Honestly if new hardware were to be planned now, I'd rather the Foundation wait till AV1(https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AOMedia_Video_1) is complete. HEVC is a mess due to patent licensing and would lower any profit that can be made with the Pi. VP9 is also at best a stop gap right now due to a flawe...
by bstrobl
Wed Mar 01, 2017 8:10 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: PI Zero W info
Replies: 80
Views: 10785

Re: PI Zero W info

Can one use the FM radio receiver on the Raspberry Pi Zero W? On the Pi 3 I think the problem was that the FM-antenna was not exposed. I would actually buy one just to make an FM Radio if its wired up :lol: . Surprised the Foundation has not done it till now, even though developing countries are mo...
by bstrobl
Sat Feb 04, 2017 5:37 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: SD Card Failures
Replies: 2
Views: 651

Re: SD Card Failures

I believe you may have better luck with a card that is designed for dash cam usage like the SanDisk High Endurance Video Monitoring cards. The warranty is noticeably lower (2 years vs lifetime) but I think there is a much higher chance for the card to survive heavy writes due to its intended usage. ...
by bstrobl
Mon Dec 12, 2016 5:55 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Moving Linux kernel to 4.9
Replies: 289
Views: 94130

Re: Moving Linux kernel to 4.9

Can you give us a rough idea as to how many downstream patches need to be applied now as compared to the 4.4 series? http://elinux.org/RPi_Upstreaming seems to not have been updated in a while. 114 currently on 4.9. About 20 are support for I2S audio cards, and there are a number of pending upstrea...
by bstrobl
Mon Dec 12, 2016 12:56 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Moving Linux kernel to 4.9
Replies: 289
Views: 94130

Re: Moving Linux kernel to 4.9

Can you give us a rough idea as to how many downstream patches need to be applied now as compared to the 4.4 series? http://elinux.org/RPi_Upstreaming seems to not have been updated in a while.
by bstrobl
Tue Nov 29, 2016 8:54 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: New Raspbian release "2016-11-25"
Replies: 130
Views: 22342

Re: New Raspbian release "2016-11-25"

This does not disable ssh on current installs, right? Can't have my SSH access disappearing on my colocated server :(.
by bstrobl
Mon Jul 25, 2016 11:08 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: ArduCAM with Broadcom BCM2835 SoC
Replies: 40
Views: 5502

Re: ArduCAM with Broadcom BCM2835 SoC

What about buying a pile of Pi Zeros, desoldering the SoC and placing it on a new board? It would explain where they get their SoC supply from and may also mean that they are basically covering licensing fees through that. That would basically mean its a modified Raspberry Pi and also would explain ...
by bstrobl
Sat Jul 02, 2016 8:38 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Pi3 vs Pi2 Geekbench 2
Replies: 5
Views: 2053

Re: Pi3 vs Pi2 Geekbench 2

Thanks for this. The results basically seem to be in line with what the foundation has given in its press releases i.e. Pi 2 is 6x faster than 1, Pi 3 is 10x faster than 1 and 50% faster than 2.
by bstrobl
Wed Jun 29, 2016 3:43 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: 64bit vs 32bit benchmark. Eben was right
Replies: 65
Views: 17049

Re: 64bit vs 32bit benchmark. Eben was right

Heater wrote:It seems to be a rule that every programmer thinks every other programmers code is garbage.
You don't even need to go that far, my code looks terrible to me 3 months later when a bugfix is required.
by bstrobl
Wed Jun 29, 2016 1:48 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: 64bit vs 32bit benchmark. Eben was right
Replies: 65
Views: 17049

Re: 64bit vs 32bit benchmark. Eben was right

It's implied by their memory requirements. And the fact that all large pieces of software are badly written to some extent. Linux kernel may be an exception. To be fair, I actually blame most website designers for overbloating their pages with Ads, Tracking, fancy animation and other unnecessary to...

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