software-center-dbus remains running using roughly .8% cpu and 108MB of ram

Bug #1058567 reported by Dave Morley on 2012-09-29
This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
software-center (Ubuntu)
Michael Vogt
Nominated for Raring by Omer Akram
Michael Vogt

Bug Description

Steps to reproduce:
1. Right click on an item from the applications lens
2. Run ps aux after closing the dash.

Note that /usr/python /usr/bin/software-center/software-center-dbus is still running.

Grab lp:~davmor2/+junk/testscripts and import myutils from xpresser/xp_trial/ and then run myutils.statinfo('software-center')

The info you get from the script is that SC is running and using .8%-ish and 108meg of ram.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 12.10
Package: software-center
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.5.0-16.24-generic 3.5.4
Uname: Linux 3.5.0-16-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 2.5.3-0ubuntu1
Architecture: amd64
Date: Sat Sep 29 11:55:48 2012
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 12.10 "Quantal Quetzal" - Beta amd64 (20120926)
PackageArchitecture: all
 PATH=(custom, no user)
SourcePackage: software-center
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

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Dave Morley (davmor2) wrote :
Dave Morley (davmor2) on 2012-09-29
summary: - software-center-dbus remains running using roughly 8% memory and 108MB
- of ram
+ software-center-dbus remains running using roughly .8% cpu and 108MB of
+ ram
description: updated
Omer Akram (om26er) wrote :

there is not upstream bug tracker for software center.

affects: software-center → ubuntu
no longer affects: ubuntu
affects: unity → unity-lens-applications
Michael Vogt (mvo) wrote :

Thanks for your bugreport.

I can reproduce that the helper script is staying around. This is a dbus policy to avoid having to restart the service but there should indeed be a idle timeout when it exists again.

Omer Akram (om26er) on 2012-10-01
Changed in software-center (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
importance: Undecided → Medium
Michael Vogt (mvo) on 2012-10-01
Changed in software-center (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → In Progress
Michael Vogt (mvo) on 2012-10-01
Changed in unity-lens-applications:
status: New → Invalid
Omer Akram (om26er) on 2012-10-01
no longer affects: unity-lens-applications
Changed in software-center (Ubuntu Quantal):
assignee: nobody → Michael Vogt (mvo)
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package software-center - 5.4

software-center (5.4) quantal; urgency=low

  [ Michael Vogt ]
  * lp:~mvo/software-center/lp1044141:
    - fix unicode error crash on a transaction error
      (LP: #1044141)
  * lp:~mvo/software-center/fix-size-calc-race:
    - fix crash due to a race in the size calculation code
      in the details view (LP: #1041004)
  * lp:~mvo/software-center/fix-crash-1048886:
    - No longer call GLib.init_threads() as this will cause
      LP: #1048886 later. Many thanks to Albert Astals Cid
  * lp:~mvo/software-center/dbus-idle-timeout:
    - stop the dbus data provider after 5min of inactivity
      (LP: #1058567)
  * lp:~mvo/software-center/lp1051829:
    - Do not report deb packages with lintian errors via the
      recoverable errors mechanism. This removes 97 out of 104
      instances of my sample of the recoverable error report
      for LP: #1051829. Other types of failures will still be
      reported as recoverable failures though (as we do want
      to know about them).

  [ Gary Lakser ]
  * lp:~gary-lasker/software-center/lp1041004:
    - ensure that app_details is valid before using it (LP: #1041004)
  * lp:~gary-lasker/software-center/fix-crash-lp1021308:
    - send synthetic "style-updated" signals to ensure that the signal
      handlers are called on themes that do not send this signal (like
      oxygen-gtk3). This fixes a crash and broken drawing LP: #1021308

  [ Nicolas Delvaux ]
  * lp:~malizor/software-center/fix-lp1050036:
    - fix crash in get_label() (LP: #1050036) and drop the i18n for the
      yes/no symbols that were not translated in any language (as a result can also be dropped)
 -- Michael Vogt <email address hidden> Fri, 05 Oct 2012 10:58:20 +0200

Changed in software-center (Ubuntu Quantal):
status: In Progress → Fix Released
Dan Jared (danjaredg) wrote :

The software-center-dbus still running, after view or install application from unity dash with with software-center

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