hamster is always using 1% of the CPU

Bug #620113 reported by Adi Roiban on 2010-08-18
This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Project Hamster
Fix Released
hamster-applet (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: hamster-applet

While investigating the CPU usage on my computer I saw that even thought hamster is not tracking any activity, it is still using 1% of the CPU.

This is a major drawback when using a laptop on battery

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 10.04
Package: hamster-applet 2.30.1-0ubuntu0.1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.32-24.40~kamal~scien-generic
Uname: Linux 2.6.32-24-generic i686
NonfreeKernelModules: wl
Architecture: i386
Date: Thu Aug 19 00:15:05 2010
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 10.04 LTS "Lucid Lynx" - Release i386 (20100429)
 PATH=(custom, user)
SourcePackage: hamster-applet

Adi Roiban (adiroiban) wrote :
Matt Lavin (matt-lavin) wrote :

I reported this same problem directly to the hamster project, and it turns out that this problem was fixed in a 2.30.2 that has not been adopted by Ubuntu yet. The hamster bug is https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=615338.

How can we get the hamster package updated in Ubuntu?

Changed in hamster-applet:
status: Unknown → Fix Released
Martin Pitt (pitti) wrote :

Please put 2.30.2 into maverick ASAP, otherwise this can't go to -updates.

Changed in hamster-applet (Ubuntu Lucid):
status: New → Fix Committed
tags: added: verification-needed

Accepted hamster-applet into lucid-proposed, the package will build now and be available in a few hours. Please test and give feedback here. See https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Testing/EnableProposed for documentation how to enable and use -proposed. Thank you in advance!

Changed in hamster-applet:
importance: Unknown → Medium
Adi Roiban (adiroiban) wrote :

Hi Martin and thanks for this update.

I have installed the proposed package for Lucid and this problem seems to be solved.

Jean-Baptiste Lallement (jibel) wrote :

Thank you for testing. Marking as verification-done

tags: added: verification-done
removed: verification-needed
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package hamster-applet - 2.31.92-0ubuntu1

hamster-applet (2.31.92-0ubuntu1) maverick; urgency=low

  * New upstream release. (LP: #629495) Fixes bugs:
    - Hamster is always using 1% of the CPU (LP: #620113)
  * removed 01_startup-fix.patch and 02_fix_imports.patch
  * debian/rules:
    - upstream has switched to waf, modified debian/rules accordingly.
  * debian/control.in:
    - bump debhelper dependency to 5.0.51~ for dh_icons
    - bump Standards-Version to 3.9.1, no changes we required
    - add Build-Dependency on gnome-control-center-dev
    - add Dependency on python-wnck
    - changed Homepage
  * debian/copyright:
    - Removed licenses for files that were removed from archive
    - Refreshed Copyright Holders list
 -- Krzysztof Klimonda <email address hidden> Sun, 19 Sep 2010 08:51:59 +0200

Changed in hamster-applet (Ubuntu):
status: New → Fix Released
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package hamster-applet - 2.30.2-0ubuntu1

hamster-applet (2.30.2-0ubuntu1) lucid-proposed; urgency=low

  * New upstream release. (LP: #629609)
  * Fixes a bug that made hamster-applet always use some of the CPU,
    draining battery. (LP: #620113)
 -- Krzysztof Klimonda <email address hidden> Mon, 06 Sep 2010 01:31:34 +0200

Changed in hamster-applet (Ubuntu Lucid):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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