Atmosphère 0.9.3 out now, features faster boot times

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SciresM is back again, with a brand new update to Atmosphère. This version, 0.9.3, adds some welcome features, including improving boot times significantly for the CFW. With help from hexkyz, splash screen loading times were optimized, though it should be noted that you'll need to update fusee-primary in order to get Atmosphère to run on this new update. Another notable addition can be seen in the changelog, which mentions the automatic backing-up of BIS keys on boot, which should be invaluable to helping users recover from corrupted NAND, as they'll have a functional copy of their keys that can be used to get things back in working order, should the worst-case scenario occur. You can, as always, grab the latest update on the official GitHub page for Atmosphère.


fusee-primary was last updated in: 0.9.3.

With thanks to the @switchbrew team, Atmosphère 0.9.3 is bundled with hbl 2.2, and hbmenu 3.1.0.

The following was changed since the last release:

  • Thanks to hexkyz, fusee's boot sequence has been greatly optimized.
    • Memory training is now managed by a separate binary (fusee-mtc, loaded by fusee-primary before fusee-secondary).
    • Unnecessarily long splash screen display times were reduced.
    • The end result is that Atmosphere now boots significantly faster. :)
    • Note: This means fusee-primary must be updated for Atmosphere to boot successfully.
  • The version string was adjusted, and now informs users whether or not they are using emummc.
  • Atmosphere now automatically backs up the user's BIS keys on boot.
    • This should prevent a user from corrupting nand without access to a copy of the keys needed to fix it.
      • This is especially relevant on ipatched units, where the RCM vulnerability is not an option for addressing bricks.
  • The pm system module was rewritten as part of Stratosphere's ongoing refactor.
    • Support was added for forward-declaring a mitm'd service before a custom user sysmodule is launched.
      • This should help resolve dependency issues with service registration times.
    • SM is now informed of every process's title id, including built-in system modules.
  • The creport system module was rewritten as part of Stratosphere's ongoing refactor.
    • creport now dumps up to 0x100 of stack from each thread in the target process.
    • A few bugs were fixed, including one that caused creport to incorrectly dump process dying messages.
  • Defaults were added to system_settings.ini for controlling hbloader's memory usage in applet mode.
    • These defaults reserve enough memory so that homebrew can launch swkbd while in applet mode.
  • The fatal system module was rewritten as part of Stratosphere's ongoing refactor.
    • Incorrect display output ("2000-0000") has been fixed. Fatal will now correctly show 2162-0002 when this occurs.
    • A longstanding bug in how fatal manages the displays has been fixed, and official display init behavior is now matched precisely.
  • General system stability improvements to enhance the user's experience.
For information on the featureset supported by 0.9.0, please see the official release notes.


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Great work as always. I'm still running pre-emunand build of atmosphere as I have a "not broke don't fix it" mentality. But I love seeing things progress. Keep it up!
 

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Not that I complained much about atmosphere boot times but that's nice I guess.
Automatic backup of BIS keys? well that's something worth talking indeed.
Here's hoping bricks happen less and less more than before now.
 
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The boot speedup is very nice.

If anyone selectively copies new files from atmosphere releases, to not lose settings etc, take note both hbl and hbmenu are updated this time.
 

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I have just update Atomsphere but after update i get this error when i shall update Homebrew trough Homebrew store such as PPSSPP.
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It works fine for me. If you are using retroarch then HOLD R while launching any games and you can run PPSSPP just fine. If you got standalone PPSSPP then don't use album.
 
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