Availability of XO-1.5 ATest-2 machines

david at lang.hm david at lang.hm
Mon Jul 20 12:48:47 EDT 2009

On Mon, 20 Jul 2009, Chris Ball wrote:

> Hi,
>   > To avoid further scrutiny from the media (like:
>   > http://news.cnet.com/8301-13512_3-9766574-23.html ), it would
>   > probably be better to forget the whole suspend techniques all at
>   > once.
> I feel like you're proposing that we avoid the problem of giving out
> inaccurate predictions by giving out an inaccurate prediction in the
> other direction -- quoting battery life times that we know we're going
> to be able to beat as soon as we turn on suspend/resume.
> My proposal is instead to stop giving out inaccurate predictions, wait
> a little longer, and publish real data.

the trouble is that there is no such thing as 'real data' with 
suspend/resume because the power used is so highly dependant on actual 
useage patterns.

however a worst case 'you will always get this much time, and may get 
significantly more' is very repeatable and testable.

David Lang

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