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|Summary:||Tomboy wakes up hard disk frecuently|
|Product:||[Fedora] Fedora||Reporter:||Jean-Pierre Rupp <jpierre>|
|Component:||tomboy||Assignee:||Ray Strode [halfline] <rstrode>|
|Status:||CLOSED WONTFIX||QA Contact:||Fedora Extras Quality Assurance <extras-qa>|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
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|Last Closed:||2009-07-14 14:19:50 EDT||Type:||---|
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Description Jean-Pierre Rupp 2008-07-29 17:50:48 EDT
Description of problem: Tomboy wakes up hard disk every 20 seconds aproximately. I was researching on reducing read/write accesses to hard disk when the system is idle, so hard disk heads remain parked longer. When running Tomboy (Fedora 9 default Gnome panel configuration), I have three load/unload cycles per minute. When not running Tomboy, this goes down to one or less per minute. iotop has shown me that this command keeps accessing I/O for writing: mono /usr/lib64/tomboy/Tomboy.exe --panel-applet --oaf-activate-iid=OAFIID:TomboyApplet_Factory --oaf-ior-fd=32 New laptop hard disks are designed to park the heads in case of no activity after a few seconds. The number of seconds is up to the manufacturer. This helps the laptop consume less power, generate less heat, and resist shock better. A software program that wakes up the hard disk for read/write operations frecuently is undesirable in a laptop computer, since this means more load/unload cycles, thus a shorter hard disk lifespan. Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): tomboy-0.10.1-2.fc9.x86_64 How reproducible: Keep Tomboy running in your panel. In some laptops, like my Dell XPS M1530, you'll hear constant frecuent clicking of the hard disk as it loads/unloads heads. This will be heard each 20 seconds aproximately, or even less. Clicking every 1.5 minutes or more is acceptable. Steps to Reproduce: 1. Put Tomboy in your panel. 2. Run iostat -ob. 3. Watch as Tomboy accesses your hard disk for write operations every 20 seconds aproximately. Expected results: Tomboy should run silently and not wake up the hard disk at regular intervals.
Comment 1 sangu 2008-10-14 22:47:24 EDT
[Tomboy] Writes to disk every 40s : http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=514434 - See Also [mono] ~/.wapi/shared_* updates vs. power savings : https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=434566#c2 Also, similar issue happens in gnome-do. ------ gnome-do-0.5.0.1-4.fc10.i386 mono-core-2.0-10.fc10.i386 tomboy-0.12.0-2.fc10.i386
Comment 2 Jesse Keating 2008-10-20 19:34:39 EDT
I think this is the same as bug 454574 Can this be closed as a dupe of that one?
Comment 3 Bug Zapper 2009-06-09 22:17:35 EDT
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Comment 4 Bug Zapper 2009-07-14 14:19:50 EDT
Fedora 9 changed to end-of-life (EOL) status on 2009-07-10. Fedora 9 is no longer maintained, which means that it will not receive any further security or bug fix updates. As a result we are closing this bug. If you can reproduce this bug against a currently maintained version of Fedora please feel free to reopen this bug against that version. Thank you for reporting this bug and we are sorry it could not be fixed.