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Bringing Android closer to the mainline

Bringing Android closer to the mainline

Posted Dec 21, 2011 5:47 UTC (Wed) by dlang (subscriber, #313)
In reply to: Bringing Android closer to the mainline by brendan_wright
Parent article: Bringing Android closer to the mainline

As I understand it, the kernel now includes capabilities that can do the same job that kernel wakelocks were invented to do. However, it would take quite a bit of effort to convert the android userspace to use this (somewhat) new feature.

userspace wakelocks can be implemented without needing anything in the kernel.

I actually think that wakelocks are a poor solution to the problem of 'how do you save power', especially when you have things like 'if the screen is lit up, take a wakelock to prevent the machine from sleeping'


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