update-notifier causes too many cpu wakeups

Bug #629377 reported by Axx83 on 2010-09-03
This bug affects 4 people
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update-notifier (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: update-notifier

On my notebook, thinkpad x60s, update-notifier causes 0.5 wakeups as reported by powertop.
This is really unnecessary for a program that should check and report if there are updates no more than once and hour of even day.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 10.04
Package: update-notifier 0.99.3
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.32-24.42-generic
Uname: Linux 2.6.32-24-generic i686
Architecture: i386
Date: Fri Sep 3 14:56:01 2010
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 10.04 LTS "Lucid Lynx" - Release i386 (20100429)
SourcePackage: update-notifier

Axx83 (axx83) wrote :
Michael Vogt (mvo) wrote :

The problem with is the code:

   g_timeout_add (TIMEOUT_FAM, (GSourceFunc)file_monitor_periodic_check, un);
that checks every 5s changes.

Changed in update-notifier (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
importance: Undecided → Low
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