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SubjectRe: [PATCH] battery: Fix charge_now returned by broken batteries
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On Sat, Oct 10, 2009 at 2:04 PM, Pavel Machek <pavel@ucw.cz> wrote:
> Hi!
>
>> > current full charge, when the charging is complete. It may end up lower or
>> > greater than
>> > previous value.
>> > Comparing current charge with the last full charge may correctly give you
>> >>100%.
>>
>> Then maybe we can write something like...
>>
>> val->intval = acpi_battery_is_charged(battery)
>>       ? min(battery->capacity_now, battery->full_charge_capacity) * 1000
>>       : battery->capacity_now * 1000;
>>
>> So we only use the min() operation when it is fully charged (returning
>> to 100%) without losing information when charging.
>>
>> The problem is that percentage may jump from >100% to 100% in
>> batteries whose full capacity increase, but I think that is OK, since
>> when completely charged, the >100% is the new 100%.
>>
>> In "broken" batteries (is it broken finally? or is it expected
>> behaviour?) like mine the old problem will be corrected, as it was
>> only present in the charged state.
>
> I believe you better work around this in userspace... or agree that
>>100% charge is possible.

I agree that >100% charge is possible while charging (because that
would mean the battery is over the last charged level); however, what
does it mean when charged?

In any case, my laptop's battery is not charging over 100% its
original capacity anyway, just reporting a wrong value.

>
>                                                                Pavel
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