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Open webOS component to manage device suspend-resume cycles.


Sleepd is one of the important daemons started when webOS boots. It is responsible for scheduling platform sleeps as soon as it is idle, so that we see optimum battery performance. To achieve this it keeps polling on the system to see if any of the other services or processes need the platform running, and if not it sends the suspend message to all these components (so that they can finish whatever they are doing ASAP and suspend). Sleepd then lets the kernel know that the platform is ready to sleep. Once an interrupt (such as key press) has woken the platform up, sleepd lets the entire system know that the platform is up and running so that all the activities can resume.

Sleepd also manages the RTC alarms on the system by maintaining a SQlite database for all the requested alarms.

How to Build on Linux


Below are the tools and libraries (and their minimum versions) required to build sleepd:

  • cmake (version required by openwebos/cmake-modules-webos)
  • gcc 4.6.3
  • glib-2.0 2.32.1
  • libxml2 2.7.2
  • make (any version)
  • openwebos/cjson 1.8.0
  • openwebos/cmake-modules-webos 1.0.0 RC4
  • openwebos/luna-service2 3.0.0
  • openwebos/nyx-lib 2.0.0
  • openwebos/powerd 4.0.0
  • pkg-config 0.26
  • sqlite3 3.6.20


Once you have downloaded the source, enter the following to build it (after changing into the directory under which it was downloaded):

$ mkdir BUILD
$ cd BUILD
$ cmake ..
$ make
$ sudo make install

The directory under which the files are installed defaults to /usr/local/webos. You can install them elsewhere by supplying a value for WEBOS_INSTALL_ROOT when invoking cmake. For example:

$ cmake -D WEBOS_INSTALL_ROOT:PATH=$HOME/projects/openwebos ..
$ make
$ make install

will install the files in subdirectories of $HOME/projects/openwebos.

Specifying WEBOS_INSTALL_ROOT also causes pkg-config to look in that tree first before searching the standard locations. You can specify additional directories to be searched prior to this one by setting the PKG_CONFIG_PATH environment variable.

If not specified, WEBOS_INSTALL_ROOT defaults to /usr/local/webos.

To configure for a debug build, enter:


To see a list of the make targets that cmake has generated, enter:

$ make help


From the directory where you originally ran make install, enter:

$ [sudo] make uninstall

You will need to use sudo if you did not specify WEBOS_INSTALL_ROOT.

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