Weekly Engineering News 36/2008

Werner Almesberger werner at openmoko.org
Thu Sep 11 01:47:32 CEST 2008

Mike (mwester) wrote:
> The real question behind the PMU debate is this -- is the current state
> of power management and suspend in the kernel for the GTA02 the best
> that we can hope to get?

I think we can definitely improve on the suspend/resume races,
and there's even a plan ... let me find out what's happening
there ...

I don't know much about battery life, so I'm not sure how close
to the limits of the hardware we are there.

> Please don't say that this is going to be like the GTA01 -- left
> partially working, and handed over to the community to sort out while Om
>  focuses on the successor.

With GTA02 being sold as "consumer-ready" devices and also
in considerably larger numbers than GTA01, I think it would
become a tad difficult to pull that one off again :)

Of course, the more community support we can get, the better.
Every bug we don't have to track down and kill ourselves means
time freed for the pub^H^H^H^H^H^H^Hother improvements.

> (I'm at a
> standstill on my kernel efforts; I lack the knowledge, equipment,
> and documentation to track down these remaining problems.)

At least you're not completely demoralized yet. I admire your
stamina :-)

Where would you need help ? We can always try to appeal to
the powers that be ...

- Werner

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