telepathy-idle hogs a whole cpu

Bug #1149506 reported by Jack Leigh on 2013-03-06
This bug affects 5 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
telepathy-idle (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Start empathy with IRC account.
Use for a while.
Telepathy-idle begins using large amount of CPU.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 13.04
Package: telepathy-idle 0.1.14-1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.8.0-10.19-generic 3.8.2
Uname: Linux 3.8.0-10-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 2.9-0ubuntu2
Architecture: amd64
Date: Wed Mar 6 13:21:45 2013
InstallationDate: Installed on 2013-03-02 (4 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 13.04 "Raring Ringtail" - Alpha amd64 (20130302)
MarkForUpload: True
SourcePackage: telepathy-idle
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

Jack Leigh (leighman) wrote :
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

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

Changed in telepathy-idle (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
LCID Fire (lcid-fire) wrote :

I too am experiencing this on amd64. Though it immediately takes 100% cpu.

Forage (forage) wrote :

Same here. I reported it upstream:

Forage (forage) wrote :

It appears to only occur when I connect to freenode with a password. When connecting to gimpnet the issue does not occur. As soon as I disable the freenode account the problem stops. As soon as I enable it again, even if it's the only account, the problem occurs again.

Forage (forage) wrote :

I took 0.1.16 for a spin, but the issue remains.

Forage (forage) wrote :

A temporary workaround is downgrading to 0.1.12.

You can download it from Choose one of the two, depending on your architecture:

Run the following one by one after downloading on of the above:

sudo apt-get remove telepathy-idle
sudo dpkg -i telepathy-idle_0.1.12-1ubuntu0.1*.deb
sudo apt-get install account-plugin-irc

Run the following to prevent being nagged by updating to 0.1.14 again:

sudo apt-mark hold telepathy-idle

Forage (forage) wrote :

The issue has been fixed upstream in git for 0.1.18. Hopefully it will be released soon so it can be included in 13.10 or can we expect an update for 13.04 as well?

Forage (forage) wrote :

telepathy-idle 0.1.17 has been released and despite the comment in the upstream bug report about the fix being included in 0.1.18, the change log of 0.1.17 includes the fix as a change for this release. What is needed to get the package updated to this new release for Ubuntu?

Jack Leigh (leighman) on 2013-09-23
summary: - telepathy-idle hogs ~25% cpu
+ telepathy-idle hogs a whole cpu
Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

The issue should be fixed with this update

Changed in telepathy-idle (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → High
status: Confirmed → Fix Released
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