An Android Systrace Extension for Tracing Wakelocks

Bui Duc Binh, Kimura Keiji

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Abstract

Most of Android users have experienced issues with the battery life. One cause of battery drainage is the usage of the Wakelocks, which keep the CPU in working mode to enable applications to perform work in the background, such as communicating with their servers or collecting GPS information. Without acquiring the Wakelocks, the application might degrade its user experience. For instance, an SNS application might receive messages from other users with delay. However, the improper usage of Wakelocks could result in poor battery life. Being aware of the behavior and the usage of Wakelocks in particular applications in real-time can help Android developers to solve the problem of improper Wakelock usage. This paper introduces a tool for fine-grain tracing of both application and kernel Wakelocks by extending the Android Systrace. This tool enables developers to have a more detailed view of their application Wakelocks as well as the system Wakelocks so that they can achieve better power optimization.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 19th IEEE International Conference on Computational Science and Engineering, 14th IEEE International Conference on Embedded and Ubiquitous Computing and 15th International Symposium on Distributed Computing and Applications to Business, Engineering and Science, CSE-EUC-DCABES 2016
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages146-149
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781509035939
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Jul 14
Event19th IEEE International Conference on Computational Science and Engineering, 14th IEEE International Conference on Embedded and Ubiquitous Computing and 15th International Symposium on Distributed Computing and Applications to Business, Engineering and Science, CSE-EUC-DCABES 2016 - Paris, France
Duration: 2016 Aug 242016 Aug 26

Publication series

NameProceedings - 19th IEEE International Conference on Computational Science and Engineering, 14th IEEE International Conference on Embedded and Ubiquitous Computing and 15th International Symposium on Distributed Computing and Applications to Business, Engineering and Science, CSE-EUC-DCABES 2016

Other

Other19th IEEE International Conference on Computational Science and Engineering, 14th IEEE International Conference on Embedded and Ubiquitous Computing and 15th International Symposium on Distributed Computing and Applications to Business, Engineering and Science, CSE-EUC-DCABES 2016
CountryFrance
CityParis
Period16/8/2416/8/26

Keywords

  • Android
  • Power consumption
  • Systrace
  • Tracing tool
  • Wakelock

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering (miscellaneous)
  • Computer Science (miscellaneous)
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Business, Management and Accounting (miscellaneous)

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