ffalarms 0.3 -- recurring alarms

Łukasz Pankowski lukpank at o2.pl
Mon Oct 26 19:53:00 CET 2009

Al Johnson <openmoko at mazikeen.demon.co.uk> writes:

> On Monday 26 October 2009, Christ van Willegen wrote:
>> Dzen dobry Łukasz,
>> I've noticed that when the alarm sounds, the FR turns off after some
>> time. I've never needed to depend on the alarm, but it's not nice when
>> you alarm clock itself falls asleep ;-)
>> Is that fixable (on SHR-U)? Maybe you could resource-lock the CPU for that.
> I would prefer it to go to sleep again and try later. I don't want my alarm 
> clock to run its battery flat because I slept through it, or my phone too run 
> flat because I forgot to cancel an alarm.

It should not suspend until it plays the alarm to the end, that is and
should be the proper behavior.  (You can configure the number of
repetitions if you think it plays to long: in default configuration it
is around 5 minutes).

On the other hand it is true that if you do not acknowledge the alarm it
currently just suspends and does nothing with it.  It could retry after
let say 10 minutes (which would be configurable) and try it let say five
times and only then give up, that is a reasonable feature request.  I
will add it to my TODO list.

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