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OpenVMS Hobbyist Program | Alpha Systems Forums | FreeAXP
Author Performance: Idle Loop
Bruce Claremont
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Posted on March 18 2010 12:26
FreeAXP does not currently provide an Idle Loop feature to throttle back host CPU usage when the virtual hardware is idle. We have discussed the feature internally, but it is not high on our priority list.
Author RE: Performance: Idle Loop
Bruce Claremont
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Posted on April 21 2010 11:17
As of FreeAXP 1.0.6.271, the Charon idle loop is supported.
Author RE: IDLE V1.2 works !
VolkerHalle
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Posted on April 22 2010 01:21
Bruce,

I've tested FreeAXP .271 with the Stromasys IDLE V1.2 tool installed and loaded (after setting back LOAD_SYS_IMAGES from 6 to 7) and it didn't HALT the system anymore. It even reduces the CPU load on the core running FreeAXP in the Windows system.

Nice work,

Volker.
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Author RE: Performance: Idle Loop
astrodanco
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Posted on April 24 2010 19:39
Thank you very much for doing this. Now I can leave my virtual Alpha running all the time and not have to wait for it to boot up.

BTW, I installed IDLE V1.1 because that's the only download I could find. It seems to be working okay. Anyone know where I can get V1.2 and/or what the difference between V1.1 and V1.2 is?
Edited by astrodanco on April 24 2010 19:41
Author RE: about the Stromasys IDLE tool
VolkerHalle
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Posted on April 24 2010 20:29
There should be an IDLELOOP.VDISK file being delivered with PersonalAlpha.

The most recent version IDLE V1.2 has been released with PersonalAlpha V2.0.5 (01-FEB-2008) and supports OpenVMS Alpha V6.2 up to V8.3.

Volker.
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Author RE: Performance: Idle Loop
malmberg
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Posted on May 07 2010 12:26
According to an ITRC thread, the IDLE package is also available from HP as HP IDLE.

However I have not been able to find a copy available for free download.
Author RE: Performance: Idle Loop
malmberg
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Posted on May 18 2010 17:45
I just attempted an installed of idle 1.2 on VMS 8.3 running on FreeAxp.

Even with LOAD_SYS_IMAGES set to 6, the installation gets to the 80% point and then halts with halt code = 7, machine check while in PAL mode.

Does this kit require some patch to work with OpenVMS / Alpha 8.3?
Author RE: Performance: Idle Loop
malmberg
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Posted on May 18 2010 18:18
I just discovered that I am running x86 version 1.0 patch 6 build 269, so the halt is expected. Upgrading to try again.
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