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SubjectRe: [PATCH] battery: Fix charge_now returned by broken batteries
Hi!

> >> 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?

Well, maybe the battery only updates full_charge_capacity during
powerdown or when the moon is full or something? (IOW you may be
breaking already working machines).

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

True. But I do not think you are fixing it properly. Maybe ask for
fixed BIOS?

Or perhaps add quirk based on DMI or something?
Pavel
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