Wifi / let's have RF stuff powered with high current source all the time because...

Andy Green andy at openmoko.com
Tue Aug 26 15:07:16 CEST 2008

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Somebody in the thread at some point said:

| I have no memory of any calls coinciding.  And yesterdays was a clean
| boot in the morning, with no calls up until the problem ~an hour later.
| Thats not to say a call came in and didnt register - but I have had none
| asking why I didnt call back :)
| Every case though was during gps use: openmoko-agps was run first until
| lock was obtained, then tango-gps.  In only the last case though, did I
| notice the FR being warm/hot to touch.  Otherwise it was the battery
| being drained at an unusually fast rate - stood out when I checked the
| battery charge level after restarting (I have a fair idea where the
| battery is at at most times.)
| Not really scientific or smoking gun stuff I'm afraid.

No for a problem report we're lucky to have it that good, thanks for
posting about it.

What was getting hot?  Battery?  Some particular area of the Freerunner?

You don't use GPRS?

GPS stuff doen't seem itself to have a way to pull the amount of current
we're talking about without something bad having happened.  But it does
remind me of an ancient bug report about the UART traffic from GPS
getting corrupted if you had debug board connected.  I wonder if there
is some general problem with UART traffic corruption hiding somewhere
that is also affecting GSM call lifetime or somesuch.

- -Andy
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