[maemo-users] Navigation software

From: Eero Tamminen eero.tamminen at nokia.com
Date: Mon Oct 11 15:15:48 EEST 2010

ext Mayuresh wrote:
> On Fri, Oct 08, 2010 at 08:20:10PM +0200, Johann Spies wrote:
>> The next morning my N900 was unresponsive and I needed to switch it
>> off.  After a restart Modrana would not show any map.
> This may be related to bug https://bugs.maemo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=9150
> (That has nothing to do with downloading. Just leave ANY application that
> accesses GPS running and you are likely to run into this.)

SGX drivers have improvements in the next release.

> Above is the most frustrating bug with N900 that I ever noticed. Just
> can't use a navigation app continuously for hours during a journey.

Triggering the driver bug typically seems to indicate bad behavior in
the application, it's using huge amount of memory (e.g. leaking it)
and doing updates to its window although the window isn't even visible.
Former is also a performance issue (device swaps more) and latter is
a use-time issue.

Once the apps are fixed to behave more properly, bug 9150 is much less
likely to happen (I encountered it myself last in 2009, but I don't use
the navigation part of the map applications).

	- Eero
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