Subject: Re: Summary so far...
To: Bucky Katz <>
From: David Maxwell <>
List: tech-embed
Date: 06/15/2007 08:56:13
> Allen Briggs <> writes:
> > ---+++ Debug / optimization
> >    * Power management (conserve power when idle / semi-idle)
> >       * powertop-like functionality?
> >       * power usage logging / reporting facilities
> Power management on handheld devices is not an optimization.  Battery
> life often determines the market acceptance of a handheld device.

I read that differently. Allen is saying the system needs utilities
(i.e. power-top) that help designers/implementors evaluate what is
using the most power, and give them information to optimize their

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