Openmoko Bug #2366: Missing accelerometer events

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Mon Oct 11 00:20:47 CEST 2010

#2366: Missing accelerometer events
 Reporter:  mkburza  |          Owner:  openmoko-kernel     
     Type:  defect   |         Status:  new                 
 Priority:  highest  |      Milestone:  stable-kernel-2009.1
Component:  kernel   |        Version:  unspecified         
 Severity:  normal   |       Keywords:                      
 Haspatch:  0        |      Blockedby:                      
Estimated:           |    Patchreview:                      
 Blocking:           |   Reproducible:                      

Comment(by mkburza):

 Thanks for such a quick reply!!!

 > This is expected behaviour.
 > These are events that report when something changes.

 I see, if that is the expected behavior then that's something I can live
 with. And thanks for the suggestion about the EVIOCGABS - I might use that

 One more question though before I let go of that matter - I do observe
 that when the phone lies flat on a table X is updated the least, Y about
 twice as often and Z at least three times as often as X.
 Even if I would assume that the measurement gets noisier due to the
 gravity force acting along the Z axis (which I do not know if I can
 assume) this still does not explain why is Y updated more frequently than
 X (and it is a behavior I consistently observe on multiple Freerunners).
 Do you have any (possible) explanation for that?

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