egzthunder1 · Apr 10, 2011 at 12:00 pm

Upcoming Project! App for Power Management and OC/UV Stability Testing

As my uncle Ben once said: “With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility.” Well, I may not have an uncle Ben and neither one of my uncles ever told me anything as remotely insightful as this, but the fact still stands: true power comes at a price. Doing what kernel developers do in here is nothing short of amazing as they give us the chance to make our devices perform faster and better by allowing Overclocking to ridiculously high speeds or by telling the device to use as little voltage as possible, saving you battery in the process. This is all fine and dandy, but aside from trial and error, there is really no way to determine the stability of said tweaks on our devices. With this in mind, XDA member supercurio has decided to try and gather support from various devs in order to create an all-device-inclusive testing app for overall stability under not-so-normal conditions. The project is still in the beginning phase and at this point devs interested to lend a hand in such project should get in touch with him. There will be time for testers to step up to the plate, but at this point, you need to have knowledge on kernel development and/or coding to help the dev turn this idea into a reality. Please drop a line to the dev if you are serious about participating in this.

Good old stability stability test traditionally has been trying to make your CPU hot. As hot as possible, consume the most power, see if it crashes, and that’s pretty much all.
While this approach could work with old PC CPU, it’s now totally outdated.

Even if an excess of heat is still capable of making a CPU crash, modern CPU have quite complex usage behaviors like
– Switching Frequency and Voltage all the time.
– Entering and leaving sleep over and over, each time you lock/unlock your device, of the baseband wake it up by receiving a message, etc.

Like in every low level hardware stuff, the most delicate operations are switch of states, so, what a stress-test needs to do contains:

You can find more information in the project thread.

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