[maemo-users] Battery life VERY short on N810, last OS2008...

From: Eero Tamminen eero.tamminen at nokia.com
Date: Mon Apr 21 18:29:53 EEST 2008

ext Matt Emson wrote:
> Giacomo Tufano wrote:
>> After installing the last revision of OS2008 (I don't really know why 
>> I did it, because I had no problem on startup) battery life is very, 
>> very short. I go from full battery down to automatic shutdown in a 
>> night...
> One thing comes to mind : metalayer-crawler... This is going to be your 
> issue. Nokia seem to deny this is a problem, indeed I've read as much on 
> this list. However, the fact that with the metalayer-crawler running, I 
> get about the same amount of run time as you, but disabling it, I get a 
> week in stand by... I'd say Nokia are just plain WRONG!

To fix bugs they need to be reproduced.

In maemo bugzilla there are two bugs on crawler.

The one about it going berzerk on symlinks in MyDocs folder is a known
Workaround until the fix is delivered is easy.  Don't create symlinks
(you cannot create them from the device UI[1], so it's not really
a normal device use-case).

Another bug is this where people state that they don't have a symlink:

The cause is unknown because people haven't provided the requested
information.  If you're seeing the crawler issue, please provide the
requested information about the situation in which the bug manifests:
	strace -p $(pidof metalayer-crawler)
	ls -l /proc/$(pidof metalayer-crawler)/fd/

	- Eero

[1] If you need to see files from elsewhere on the rootfs than MyDocs,
you could either browse there with Browser or Gtk fileselector
(in a program that uses Gtk file selector instead of the Hildon one).

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