System Config Tool: Test Settings

To verify the application is working, you may use Test Settings to configure features that run in the background.


Configure Test Settings

BG Stress Mode

The Wii U the system performs background processes, such as downloading data, while the user continues to use the application. Downloading data consumes the most resources of any of the background processes. Generally, the system manages these processes so that they do not affect the application. However, when the system has an issue or the application calls system functions frequently, a problem may occur.

By running an application with BG Stress Mode enabled, background processing can continue without affecting the application. To use BG Stress Mode, an environment that connects to the Internet is required. This allows the development machine to connect to the Internet and run in BG Stress Mode for testing purposes.

If an application demonstrates unfavorable behaviors only when BG Stress Mode is enabled, contact your local Nintendo developer support group.

NOTE:
Test Settings also has a setting called Background Daemon. It is not the same setting as BG Stress Mode. If Background Daemon is disabled, the system daemon does not run and BG Stress Mode does not work even if it is enabled.

BG Stress Mode settings are as follows.

Item Description
Disable When you disable BG Stress Mode, BG Stress Mode is turned off and BOSS storage is deleted.
Mode1(FS-Write) Repeat 1 GB file download.
Mode2(FS-Flush) (Default) Repeat 2.5 MB file download.
Mode3(FS-Flush) Like Mode1 (FS-Write), repeat 1 GB file download, but save downloaded file to USB storage.
Mode4(FS-Flush) Like Mode2 (FS-Flush), repeat 2.5 MB file download, but save downloaded file to USB storage.

Status

Displays the status of the task running in BG Stress Mode.

Available statuses are as follows.

Item Description
---- BG Stress Mode is disabled.
WAITING TIME The task is waiting for the time to start.
WAITING RUN The task is waiting for its turn to run.
WAITING RESUME The task is waiting for its turn to resume.
RUNNING The task is executing.
ERROR The task encountered an error.
FINISHED The task finished executing. This usually does not occur.
UNKNOWN If the status is UNKNOWN, BG Stress Mode is not running because the data required to run in BG Stress Mode is not installed. Perform a system update. For information about how to perform the update, see System Config Tool: Update System
STOPPED The task stopped. This usually does not occur.
STOP BY POLICYLIS The service stopped temporarily. This usually does not occur.

Background Daemon

The Background Daemon setting determines whether to run a system daemon in the background. If you encounter an issue, use this setting to verify whether the system daemon affects the problem. If Background Daemon is disabled, the system daemon does not run and BG Stress Mode does not work even if it is enabled. Enable is the default setting.

Find USB

Set this flag to True if you want the application to use USB storage when performing cafex run. False is the default setting.

Network Update Check

Set Network Update Check (NUP) to Enable to use a network connection to discover if a system update is available.

Revision History

2014/05/05 Added NUP info.
2013/10/15 Updated for SDK 2.10.03
2013/05/16 Added information on BG Stress Mode.
2013/05/08 Automated cleanup pass.
2013/02/15 Divided long document into multiple html docs


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