gwibber-daemon takes too much cpu

Bug #451360 reported by markuz on 2009-10-14
This bug affects 11 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
gwibber (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Using gwibber 2.0.0 (from gwibber ppa).

Gwibber was using a fairly small amount of my cpu time, but since a week ago it takes a lot, fortunately I have a 2 cores cpu and didn't feel that my system get slow, but a single process using one core 90% of the time is a sign that something is wrong.

May there be a while cycle that is causing this?. maybe an gobject's idle_add ?. By the time I don't know what triggers the daemon to use that amount of cpu time, but whatever it is it shouln't be.

Anything I can do for you just tell me :-)

The workaround I have been doing is using cpulimit to restrict the amount of CPU that gwibber-daemon can use.

Ryan Paul (segphault) wrote :

Could you try disabling Facebook in Gwibber and then restarting the daemon? Does this problem still show up when you have Facebook disabled?

markuz (markuz) wrote :

I'm doing it right now and I will check today for gwibber-daemon cpu usage and report it on the noon.

Martin Ling (martin-launchpad) wrote :

I'm having a similar problem with 2.0.0~bzr466-0ubuntu1 which is now in the karmic repository.

I dealt with this a few times by just killing the gwibber-daemon process.

Then just now, this was happening with just a gwibber-daemon, and no gwibber process, running. I then launched gwibber from the indicator applet, and when I switched from 'Home' to 'Messages', gwibber-daemon stopped using the CPU.

Martin Ling (martin-launchpad) wrote :

It went back to using full CPU a few minutes later. Opening and poking at gwibber didn't have any effect this time. But it's now gone back to using no CPU again without further intervention.

I tried attaching strace to it, but just got:

restart_syscall(<... resuming interrupted call ...>

markuz (markuz) wrote :

I disabled my facebook account form gwibber and it isn't using a lot my cpu, is more reasonable now.

markuz (markuz) wrote :

Just to confirm. disabling facebook account gwibber-daemon stops using all my cpu.

Foppe Hemminga (foppe) on 2009-10-23
Changed in gwibber:
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in gwibber (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Medium
Kai Mast (kai-mast) wrote :

I am using facebook too and gwibber nearly brings my system to freeze...

Omer Akram (om26er) on 2010-02-02
Changed in gwibber (Ubuntu):
status: New → Triaged
Michael B. Trausch (mtrausch) wrote :

Am using the version of Gwibber packaged in Ubuntu Lucid, and am experiencing very heavy CPU usage, which appears to happen when it looks for updates from the various services I have accounts registered with it for (which includes Facebook).

Omer Akram (om26er) wrote :

This bug is about gwibber-daemon and I now gwibber dont have gwibber daemon. the new service is gwibber-services so should this bug be closed?

Omer Akram (om26er) wrote :

I am marking this fixed as I wrote in the last comment now in the development release (2.29.xx) there is no service with the name gwibber-daemon and the new service is 'gwibber-services' which dont seem to be using much of my ram.

Changed in gwibber (Ubuntu):
status: Triaged → Fix Released
Changed in gwibber:
status: Confirmed → Fix Released
WalterCool (waltercool) wrote : is eating my CPU

Using Fb, twitter and

Without fb, still eating a lot of CPU

Julian Lam (julian-lam) wrote :

I wouldn't consider it fixed. It may be renamed gwibber-services, but it's still hogging my CPU!

Changed in gwibber:
status: Fix Released → Confirmed
Changed in gwibber (Ubuntu):
status: Fix Released → Confirmed
Julian Lam (julian-lam) wrote :

(Also, I believe that "Fix Released" means an actual problem was fixed and released. Problems that resolve themselves without further intervention are usually marked Invalid. Correct me if I am wrong.)

Seth Hikari (sethhikari) wrote :

Still problem in the daily build, Takes one core to 100% but jumps around on what core.

Omer Akram (om26er) wrote :

This is an already know bug in Lucid marking this duplicate

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