[Gta04-owner] 3.2-gta04 updated - improved CPUIDLE

"Benedikt Bär | Relamp.tk" beniwtv at relamp.tk
Wed Jan 25 11:53:28 CET 2012

Hi Neil,

Amazing work, thank you for all your efforts!


On 01/25/2012 11:44 AM, NeilBrown wrote:
> Hi again,
>   I've just push out some changes to my 3.2 branch:
>    git://neil.brown.name/gta04 3.2-gta04
>   They mostly relate to CPUIDLE.  The current usage when the device is idle is
>   now around 100mA - it was around 200mA before.
>   Also the issues with SYNC loss on the video output should be gone.
>   This will probably help battery life a little, but as my phone spends most
>   of its time suspended, and suspend current is still the same (60-70mA), it
>   won't help a lot.
>   I don't know if this will have affected the problem with touchscreen input
>   getting lost - testing and feedback there is most welcome.
>   It is not impossible that what I have done will break bluetooth.  I've made
>   changes to power-saving on serial ports and bluetooth uses a serial port...
>   I think it should be OK but haven't actually tested.  If someone wants to
>   test, that would be cool.
>   I've been travelling a bit over the last couple of weeks and had the
>   opportunity to use my GTA04 for network access - bare board with some wire
>   pegged on to the antenna point.  I got a signal strength of about 8 (out of
>   32??) and about 60KB/sec download which I was very happy with.
>   Consequently the defconfig now includes netfilter so I can set up
>   masquarading and 'tether' the phone to my laptop.
>   This release also includes the fixes so that early_printk works as does
>   reboot.
>   I was going to pull 3.2.1 into this tree but that causes USB to
>   break when you suspend/resume, so I didn't.  I'll try
>   again when 3.2.2 is out and fix up the issue properly.
>   I haven't looked at 3.3-rc yet.  However I know there have been lots of
>   changes in areas that I am interested in (e.g. OMAP runtime power
>   management) and also know that -rc1 has some breakage in that area.  So I'll
>   wait for -rc2 and then update all my patches to apply and see what works.
> NeilBrown
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