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SubjectRe: [RFC] shutdown machine when li-ion battery goes below 3V
On Tue 2016-10-25 12:53:20, Pali Rohár wrote:
> On Tuesday 25 October 2016 12:24:35 Pavel Machek wrote:
> > On Mon 2016-10-24 23:48:47, Pali Rohár wrote:
> > > On Monday 24 October 2016 23:41:52 Pavel Machek wrote:
> > > > On Mon 2016-10-24 14:29:33, Tony Lindgren wrote:
> > > > > Also, the shutdown voltage can depend on external devices
> > > > > connected. It could be for example 3.3V depending on eMMC on some
> > > > > devices while devices with no eMMC could have it at 3.0V.
> > > >
> > > > Actually, I'd like to shutdown at 3.3V or more (like 3.5V), because
> > > > going below that is pretty mean to the battery. But if I set
> > > > threshold too high, GSM activity will push it below that for a very
> > > > short while, and I'll shutdown too soon.
> > > >
> > > > Ideas welcome...
> > >
> > > bq27x00 has EDVF flag which means that battery is empty. Maemo with
> > > bq27x00 driver is configured to issue system shutdown when EDVF is set.
> > >
> > > Maybe kernel should issue emergency shutdown e.g. after minute or two
> > > after EDVF flag is set?
> >
> > Thanks for pointer.
> >
> > EDVF seems to be exposed as health. ... but only if battery is
> > calibrated, AFAICT.
>
> No, EDVF is available also for uncalibrated battery. There are EDV1 and
> EDVF flags. Both are set based on battery voltage and some other
> parameters from bq EEPROM.
>
> > if (has_ci_flag && (cache.flags & BQ27000_FLAG_CI)) {
> > dev_info_once(di->dev, "battery is not calibrated! ignoring capacity values\n");
>
> Yes, it ignores only capacity values (which needs calibration), not
> those raw flags which works also without calibration.
>
> > ...
> > cache.health = -ENODATA;

Take a look at code. Health is not read from hardware unless battery
is calibrated.

Pavel

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