Resizing columns on the processes tab results in heavy disk write activity by dconf-service

Bug #1058233 reported by Brian Buchanan
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Gnome System Monitor
Fix Released
gnome-system-monitor (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Resizing any of the columns on the processes tab in gnome-system-monitor results in heavy disk write activity by dconf-service. This also happens in my installation of ubuntu 12.04.

This does not occur when resizing the columns on the File Systems tab.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 12.10
Package: gnome-system-monitor 3.6.0-0ubuntu1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.5.0-16.24-generic 3.5.4
Uname: Linux 3.5.0-16-generic i686
NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia
ApportVersion: 2.5.3-0ubuntu1
Architecture: i386
Date: Fri Sep 28 18:29:07 2012
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 12.10 "Quantal Quetzal" - Alpha i386 (20120919)
 PATH=(custom, no user)
SourcePackage: gnome-system-monitor
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

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Brian Buchanan (nighthawk-uk) wrote :
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Robert Roth (evfool) wrote :

Thank you for taking the time to report this bug and helping to make Ubuntu better. The issue you are reporting is an upstream one and it would be nice if somebody having it could send the bug to the developers of the software by following the instructions at If you have done so, please tell us the number of the upstream bug (or the link), so we can add a bugwatch that will inform us about its status. Thanks in advance.

Changed in gnome-system-monitor (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Robert Roth (evfool)
Changed in gnome-system-monitor (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Triaged
Changed in gnome-system-monitor:
importance: Unknown → Medium
status: Unknown → New
Changed in gnome-system-monitor:
status: New → Confirmed
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Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

the issue should be fixed with the current dconf in quantal and raring (which batches the write events)

Changed in gnome-system-monitor (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low
Changed in gnome-system-monitor:
status: Confirmed → Fix Released
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Robert Roth (evfool) wrote :

Thank you for reporting this bug to Ubuntu. Ubuntu 12.10 reached EOL on May 16, 2014.
See this document for currently supported Ubuntu releases:

I've tried recreating this bug with your release and was unable to, given the information you've provided. Please upgrade to the latest version and re-test. If the bug is still reproducible, increase the verbosity of the steps to recreate it so we can try again.

Do feel free to report any other bugs you may find.

Changed in gnome-system-monitor (Ubuntu):
status: Triaged → Incomplete
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