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SubjectRe: Motorola Droid 4 progress, power consumption
Hi!

> > user@devuan:/sys/class/power_supply/battery$ date; cat current_now
> > current_avg
> > Thu May 3 09:33:07 CEST 2018
> > -56000
> > -72308
> > user@devuan:/sys/class/power_supply/battery$ date; cat current_now
> > current_avg
> > Thu May 3 09:33:08 CEST 2018
> > -37000
> > -211362
>
> I recall it just being calculated based on the time between
> the reads. Hard to say what it does, -ENODOCS.. Maybe the mc13783
> PMIC docs have something similar.

Hmm. current_avg is world readable; if it does changes to the
hardware, that's somehow bad.

But I guess I can sample charge_counter every minute or so and get
what I need?

> > > Hmm oh and the POWER_SUPPLY_CHARGE_COUNTER value should be monitored
> > > by your libbattery and it's low value and high value should be saved
> > > to a file. Low should be saved when we get the battery low interrupt
> > > and battery state changes to POWER_SUPPLY_CAPACITY_LEVEL_CRITICAL.
> > > High value should be saved on POWER_SUPPLY_CAPACITY_LEVEL_FULL.
> > >
> > > Then when you know the high value and low value, you can calculate
> > > the remaining capacity based on the current value and
> > > POWER_SUPPLY_POWER_AVG.
> >
> > I'll look into that... but probably will do experiments with python,
> > first.
>
> Sure. The reason why I think we should not do it in the kernel in
> addition to the earlier reasoning is that we don't have a place
> to store the min and max values across reboot. I think there's
> some flash on the battery over 1w bus, but it probably just
> contains battery serial number or something and is not intended
> for writing much to it. I guess the min and max values should be
> really keyd based on this battery id in case the battery gets
> changed.

I agree this should not be done in kernel as it requires persistent
storage.

Battery is not user-replacable (and this will recalibrate itself on
charge/discharge cycle) so.. I don't think keying is strictly
neccessary for D4.

Best regards,
Pavel
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