panel service and ati-spi-registry hog the processor when accessability is enabled

Bug #733934 reported by Rick Spencer on 2011-03-12
This bug affects 1 person
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unity (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: unity

This is on my Dell mini 10v
1. Enable Accessibility
2. Start using the computer

Every 30-120 seconds unity will become unresponsive to user input. Switch to VT1 and run top. Observe that ati-spi-registry is taking 80%-90% of one core, and unity-panel-service is taking 40%-50% of another core.

I worked around this bug by disabling accessibility. Of course, such a work around is not feasible to people who require it.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 11.04
Package: unity 3.6.4-0ubuntu1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.38-6.34-generic 2.6.38-rc7
Uname: Linux 2.6.38-6-generic i686
NonfreeKernelModules: wl
Architecture: i386
CompizPlugins: [core,bailer,detection,composite,opengl,decor,mousepoll,vpswitch,regex,animation,snap,expo,move,compiztoolbox,place,grid,imgpng,gnomecompat,wall,ezoom,workarounds,staticswitcher,resize,fade,unitymtgrabhandles,scale,session,unityshell]
Date: Sat Mar 12 09:31:34 2011
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu-Netbook 10.04 "Lucid Lynx" - Alpha i386 (20100329)
SourcePackage: unity
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to natty on 2010-12-08 (94 days ago)

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