GPS rework: Please test and report on software fix priorto attempting any hardware fix
steve at openmoko.com
Mon Aug 11 03:21:41 CEST 2008
A wiki wont do.
A proper test proceedure and test report is called for.
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[mailto:community-bounces at lists.openmoko.org] On Behalf Of Michael Shiloh
Sent: Monday, August 04, 2008 5:33 PM
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Subject: Re: GPS rework: Please test and report on software fix priorto
attempting any hardware fix
Agreed. I've been trying to gather that information for the past little
while. It's proven rather elusive, and I didn't want more people to try the
hardware fix until we really understand what the software fix can do, so I
thought I'd better ask for the test ASAP, and then continue working on the
Andy, can you provide links to two kernels: one before, and one after the
The test will consist something like
cat /dev/ttySAC1 | grep GPGGA
and then time it until it gets a fix. I'll be more specific.
Perhaps I'll set up a wiki page for this.
Josh Thompson wrote:
> Could we get a link to some image files to use for this testing? I'm
> not quite sure when Andy's fix made it in the kernel. It would also
> help standardize the tests if we all use the same images.
> On Mon August 4 2008 7:29:17 pm Michael Shiloh wrote:
>> Before we conclude that the hardware fix is required, we'd really
>> like to gather a lot of statistics from you about the behavior of the
>> software fix. We have been able to test in only a limited number of
>> locations, and a limited number of phones.
>> We'd like to ask you to run some tests and report back the TTFF in
>> 1. Prior to Andy's software fix
>> 1a. Without SD card
>> 1b. With SD card
>> 2. Using Andy's software fix
>> 2a. Without SD card
>> 2b. With SD card
>> Preferably run this test in multiple locations.
>> Results should be reported on a wiki page, which should include your
>> location (so we can assess other influences e.g. satellite elevation
>> and weather conditions)
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