[maemo-developers] extras-testing and WONTFIX ?

From: tero.kojo at nokia.com tero.kojo at nokia.com
Date: Tue Oct 27 08:59:53 EET 2009
> -----Original Message-----
> [mailto:maemo-developers-bounces at maemo.org] On Behalf Of ext 
> Zachary Goldberg
> Sent: 27 October, 2009 01:51
> To: Gil Quim (Nokia-D/Helsinki)
> > The problem I see now is that either you know about power 
> management 
> > issues and how to detect them or you don't. it would be 
> great to have 
> > really basic documentation telling testers like me to 
> install whatever 
> > tools, follow clear steps and evaluate the output.
> Hi!  This is my first post (of hopefully many useful ones in the
> future!) to the maemo-developers list.
> I definitely remember some documentation on this.  I can't 
> seem to find it on the wiki so perhaps it was at the Maemo 
> Summit.  Anyway the procedure is basically:

The tool manuals will move to the wiki once the Fremantle version is updated. The Diablo versions were in http://maemo.org/development/documentation/man_pages/ Most of them still apply, but some changes have happened.
I don't see powertop in the Diablo version for instance. But the below is essentially what the average tester should do. Testing also promoted top as a power tool, if the app spends time on the top of top even when it is supposedly inactive it is doing something wrong.

> 1) Run 'powertop' in xterm (or via ssh) and observe a rough 
> number of wakups per second
> 2) Run the application, then switch back to ssh/xterm
> 3) Run powertop again.  Observe the number of wakeups per 
> second to see if its much larger than before.
> I have already used this procedure succesfully to find a 
> widget which was causing a huge number of wakeups in hildon home
> (https://bugs.maemo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=5351)
> -Zach Goldberg

Exellent simple guide, thanks :-)

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