Subject: Re: Summary so far...
To: Bucky Katz <email@example.com>
From: David Maxwell <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 06/15/2007 08:56:13
> Allen Briggs <email@example.com> 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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