I’m really impressed by all the progress being made on power management, since it is such a hard problem and involves so many different parts.
I noticed something that is confusing in the post “Librem 5 Software Updates March 2020 part 1” by David Hamner (Hackersgame), that should be corrected in my opinion.
When I read this text:
You can see, that the power draw goes down as the kernel version rises. From version 5.1 to 5.12, we see about a 10% improvement in heat, 30% improvement in battery draw, and a 90% improvement in load average.
I assumed that it was saying that power management has improved from Linux kernel 5.1 to 5.12, but kernels 5.8 - 5.12 don’t yet exist, so I was confused.
I think this text change will make the post much clearer:
The power draw has improved by a number of changes in the Linux kernel. Between releases 5.1 and 5.12 of the Librem 5’s software, we see about a 10% improvement in heat, a 30% improvement in battery draw, and a 90% improvement in load average.