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|Summary:||NetworkManager causes gconf to write too frequently|
|Product:||[Fedora] Fedora||Reporter:||Jesse Keating <jkeating>|
|Component:||NetworkManager||Assignee:||Dan Williams <dcbw>|
|Status:||CLOSED RAWHIDE||QA Contact:||Fedora Extras Quality Assurance <extras-qa>|
|Version:||rawhide||CC:||dcantrell, dcbw, esandeen, poelstra, wtogami|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
|Doc Text:||Story Points:||---|
|Last Closed:||2008-10-20 19:22:37 EDT||Type:||---|
|oVirt Team:||---||RHEL 7.3 requirements from Atomic Host:|
|Bug Depends On:|
|Bug Blocks:||438944, 454582|
Description Jesse Keating 2008-07-08 22:55:47 EDT
Every minute or so gconf-d starts writing to various xml files (no changes though it seems). Files like: ./.gconf/system/networking/connections/4/802-11-wireless/%gconf.xml ./.gconf/system/networking/connections/4/connection/%gconf.xml things like that. These constant writes are preventing the disk from sleeping and saving power. Please to be fixing.
Comment 1 Dan Williams 2008-07-09 12:09:55 EDT
Hmm; it may be the connection timestamp updates, but those are only scheduled every 5 minutes. Also, if NM roams to a new AP, that will trigger an update of GConf to store the new BSSID. That could happen at any time, but shouldn't write anything out if nothing has changed (ie if the BSSID was already stored).
Comment 2 Jesse Keating 2008-07-09 12:25:54 EDT
I agree that it shouldn't (: But it is, and I'm sitting on my couch, not roaming around or anything. Anything I can do to help debug why it thinks it should write?
Comment 3 Eric Sandeen 2008-07-10 00:16:07 EDT
I think even a 5 minute update isn't going to make disk spindown very possible, FWIW...
Comment 4 John Poelstra 2008-10-20 18:53:03 EDT
Is this problem still happening and if so what package names and versions are involved?
Comment 5 Jesse Keating 2008-10-20 19:22:37 EDT
This does not seem to be happening any more, not at the frequency it was before.