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SubjectRe: [linux-pm] [PATCH 0/8] Suspend block api (version 8)
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On May 28, 2010, at 8:16 AM, Theodore Tso wrote:
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> I've seen very hard to debug situations with Maemo where users are essentially asked to uninstall all their applications, and then install them back one at a time, waiting several hours between each install for a charge/discharge cycle, to figure out which application was waking up the system so !@#@! much while the screen was turned off. And, when the periodic wakeups are faster than the refresh time of powertop, no, powertop won't help you find the crapplication.

Sorry, miswording: s/faster/less frequent/

I'm not convinced CPU activity LEDs help either, BTW. It only takes the CPU getting crowbarred out of idle for a tiny amount of time before you start impacting battery life, and if the crapplication is only doing it every 30-60 seconds or so, I doubt you'd see it on the LED's.... that sort of thing might be acceptable if you have a 1-3 pound battery, but maybe much less so if you have a bettery which is cell-phoned sized.
-- Ted




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