Accelerometer question [preliminary report]

Nishit Dave stargazer.dave at
Sun Oct 12 06:17:13 CEST 2008

On Sun, Oct 12, 2008 at 4:47 AM, Fox Mulder <Quakeman1 at> wrote:

> How can i test if it really goes into suspend or any other suspend-like
> mode?
> After i press the putton zhone says that it goes into suspend and
> nothing anymore reacts for input. Only when i press the power button
> again it comes back to life after 1-2 seconds.
> Is there a way to go into a "deeper" suspend mode and how? :)
> Ciao,
>     Rainer
> Andy Green wrote:
> > Fox Mulder wrote:
> >> Andy Green wrote:
> >>> The issue is "what does idle mean".  Suspend for Freerunner should last
> >>> a week.  Sitting there with CPU up even with backlight down is 60-90mA
> >>> on battery, suspend is 5 - 10mA and that's why you get battery life
> >>> reduced accordingly if you stay out of suspend.  That's a kernelspace
> >>> issue on the one hand (suspend is not entirely reliable) but also a
> >>> userspace issue (there have been bugs negotiating entry to suspend
> >>> instead of sitting there with CPU up at 400MHz and backlight down).
> >> Since suspend/resume works again i did a little test how much power my
> >> neo uses when in suspend. :)
> >
> >> The starting situation was that i used debian with [1] as kernel and had
> >> wlan+gsm activated and only zhone and openmoko-panel-plugin running.
> >> Than i plug off the power cradle at 100% battery level, suspended my neo
> >> and let it sleep for 6 hours. After i woke ip up it only had 24% battery
> >> left. This means ~3/4 of the 1200mAh accu drained. 900mAh in 6 hours
> >> means that it used 150mA in average all the time while in suspend. This
> >
> > Well, it's not "suspended", we have to take care of the nomenclature was
> > my point.  Suspended means the CPU is "off".
> >
> > I agree that 150mA is no use for "suspend", but I think you find the CPU
> > was up during that.

*groan* I am on qtextended, I charged the phone fully before going to sleep,
but when I woke up this morning, it was switched off.  I had switched off
the alarm too.  After putting it to charge, apm told me battery level was
10%.  The phone suspends and wakes up normally, I think.

What is it? What IS it?
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