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SubjectRe: [PATCH 00/14] POWER: BQ27x00: New Properties, fixes, bq27000 support
On 02/06/2011 11:47 PM, Felipe Contreras wrote:
> Hi,
> On Sun, Feb 6, 2011 at 2:47 AM, Lars-Peter Clausen <> wrote:
>> This patch series contains a few updates for the bq27x00 driver:
>> * Support for additional power supply properties
>> * Support for the bq27000 battery which is identical to the bq27200 but is
>> connected through the HDQ bus.
>> * Adds a register cache to the driver and introduces polling the batteries state
>> * Minor improvements and cleanups
>> The last patch in this series is not specific to the bq27x00 driver but is
>> required for uevents to be generated properly for this driver.
>> The patch makes properties which return -ENODATA to be ignored when generating
>> uevents. Previously in such a case uevent generation would have been aborted
>> with an error. But since the bq27x00 return -ENODATA for the TIME_TO_FULL
>> property when the battery is not charging and for the TIME_TO_EMPTY property
>> when the battery is not discharging and at least one of them is always true
>> uevent generation would always fail.
>> This series has so far been tested with the bq27000 and the bq27200 battery, but
>> not with the bq27500 battery, so it would be nice if somebody with a board
>> containing such a battery could test the patches to make sure that there are no
>> regressions.
> This might be a bit off-topic, but I have tried to get the battery on
> the Nokia N900 working, and so far I'm only able to query the
> remaining capacity, but not really to enabling charging. This is very
> annoying, as I can only hack a certain amount of time, and then I have
> to reflash, reboot, and wait for the batter to charge with the
> official system (if there's enough power to flash).
> Do you have any hints how to do that?


Sorry, I've never worked with the N900, so I have no idea. But Pali has tested this
patch series on his N900, so he might have an idea.

- Lars

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