Battery use. was Re: Scary IDE message and a hang in fresh Etch installation
On Wed, Jan 03, 2007 at 02:09:53PM +0100, César Gómez Martín wrote:
> Eddy Petrișor escribió:
> >I think I have seen also a decrease in battery time in sleep mode with
> >the new kernel (2.6.18-3),
> >but I am not sure is the kernel since I have seen this only with the
> >original battery.
> I haven't seen battery changes at all, it is just those "lost interrupt"
> problems that hang the whole system. I checked the disk with the Apple
> Test CD, with smartctl and more tools and the disk is always ok.
I think I'm seeing a reduced sleep time with 220.127.116.11 on an ibook
G4 (7447A cpu). At first I assumed the battery was showing it's
age, but I've just run some tests and I think there _is_ heavier
My test was somewhat simplistic (charge while sleeping, open,
record battery information, sleep for approx 6 hours, open, record,
calculate). It's important to sleep for a similar time on each test,
from a full charge, because the battery use reported is not linear.
With 18.104.22.168 (compiled with gcc-4.1.1) I saw the charge decline by
240 units (mA?) in 21551 seconds, or an average time-per-unit of
89.8 seconds. With 22.214.171.124 (compiled with gcc-4.0.2, running on a
different partition) I saw a decline of only 193 units in 21532
seconds (111.5 seconds per unit).
At the moment, I don't know how repeatable these figures are. I
think I'd better try 126.96.36.199 and then 2.6.20-rc to see if it has
already been fixed (assuming the figures are indeed repeatable).
das eine Mal als Tragödie, das andere Mal als Farce