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SubjectRe: Motorola Droid 4 progress, power consumption
* Pavel Machek <pavel@ucw.cz> [180504 20:22]:
> 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.

No it just calls cpcap_battery_cc_get_avg_current() that calculates
the average from last time it got sampled based on number of samples
collected between the two reads. Seems to match what I see on my
power supply here.

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

Not sure what the max time range is for the PMIC, but yeah I'd
assume once a minute is duoable. Maybe compare it to the chart
you already have?

> > > > 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.

Yeah right, that can be added later on if needed if you just
plan accordingly. It's replaceable with a T5 after you peel off the
sticker from the corners :)

Regards,

Tony

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