Re-registering to GSM network

Alastair Johnson alastair at
Mon Oct 20 11:53:39 CEST 2008

arne anka wrote:
>> In bug #1024 mickey and also mwester talked about the power consumption
>> of this change... Quoting one of the comments you can read:
>>> While this increases power consumption, it will make a significant  
>>> difference to all people who want to use their Neo as a day-to-day  
>>> phone.
> i certainly hope, the use of that fix is configurable, then!
> i never had re-registering problems and with suspens/resume i get a  
> battery life time of about 3 to 4 days now ...

A quick look at the fix in FSO suggests it only uses SLEEP=2 if it sees 
frequent reregistration, and reverts to SLEEP=4 after an hour anyway. If 
you never see frequent reregistration then SLEEP=2 will never be 
enabled. I think the mwester patch for qtopia does the same thing.

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