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Android looks good in that aera

Android looks good in that aera

Posted May 20, 2010 18:13 UTC (Thu) by zlynx (subscriber, #2285)
In reply to: Android looks good in that aera by dlang
Parent article: Blocking suspend blockers

Because suspend blocks are noisily pointed out to both the developer and the user.

While in the IM example, a desktop software developer might find it perfectly reasonable to wake every 5 seconds and not think anything of it.


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Android looks good in that aera

Posted May 20, 2010 18:41 UTC (Thu) by felipebalbi (guest, #56613) [Link]

You don't need suspend blockers to shout that an app is preventing sleep or waking up too much, take a look at powertop http://www.lesswatts.org/projects/powertop/

Android looks good in that aera

Posted May 20, 2010 19:01 UTC (Thu) by zlynx (subscriber, #2285) [Link]

Another point.

With suspend blockers the developer must take action in order to keep the system awake by setting a suspend block on purpose.

Without suspend blockers the developer will keep the system awake by default just by writing normal software. The developer must take action, often quite a lot of code redesign, in order to *not* keep the system awake.


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