Huge CPU usage/hanging on running any program with Faketime

Bug #1190566 reported by ScissorHill on 2013-06-13
This bug affects 3 people
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faketime (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Ubuntu release: 13.04
faketime version: 0.8-1ubuntu1

Huge CPU usage (close to 100% on a 4-thread i7 laptop) with the following commands:

faketime -f '-10m' firefox
faketime -f '-10m' chromium-browser
faketime -f '-10m' eclipse

The time seems to be somehow important; replacing '-10m' with '+1h' causes the same 3 programs to hang, without the huge CPU usage.

However, VLC does not seem affected by this bug.

Note: faketime was segfaulting in 13.04 till latest update (13th June). This bug was observed immediately upon update.

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in faketime (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
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