08/27/2010, 04:48 AM
Not like single-thread PalmOS, new WebOS is a real multi-task system, like Windows/Linux on PC, but I find no way to manage/stop the background programs/services, maybe JSTop can do this job a little, but it seems not do it well.
PalmOS use notification mechanism to be a pseudo-multitasking system and have some tools to stop a certain notification just like kill background service, while a real multitasking WebOS can only stop foreground applications?
Why I want to control background apps? I think WebOS running some useless service in background to make my PalmPre boot system slowly (about 3min) and drain my battery quickly.
I check the directory of my Pre and find some service files in /usr/share/dbus-1/system-services/, I wonder if I rename or even delete some of these files (such as "com.palm.crotest.service", "com.palm.contextupload.service", "com.palm.OnDevLogger.service", etc.), could my Pre works, boot quickly and drain slowly? These files seems link to ones in /usr/bin/ directory.
I am a newbie Linux learner, sorry for my questions.