Bug 104292 - battstat sucks up CPU
Summary: battstat sucks up CPU
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux Beta
Classification: Retired
Component: gnome-applets   
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Version: beta1
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
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Assignee: Mark McLoughlin
QA Contact: Mike McLean
Keywords: MoveUpstream, Triaged
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2003-09-12 05:34 UTC by Joel
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:57 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2004-07-19 09:05:56 UTC
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Description Joel 2003-09-12 05:34:59 UTC
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.4) Gecko/20030703

Description of problem:
The battstat sucks up too much CPU.  There is a patch that works:


The explanation there is better than I can give without stealing his

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
severn version and rawhide version

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. run battstat on an inspiron 8500 from dell
2. type top
3.  look

Actual Results:  12% CPU or more being burned

Expected Results:  0% CPU being burned

Additional info:

I should have reported this a long time ago...

Comment 1 Havoc Pennington 2003-09-18 22:21:00 UTC
Surely this has been reported to bugzilla.gnome.org? If not it really needs to
be, I'm not sure why the patches at that URL are being maintained separately.

Comment 2 David Moore 2003-10-11 16:50:50 UTC
Yes, it's been reported upstream here:


However, I think the gnome-applets maintainers might need a nudge to get this
patch merged.  Any help with that would be appreciated.  I know debian also has
a bug filed on this problem.

Comment 3 Joel 2003-10-11 17:04:14 UTC
Patched versions of 2.4.1 applets are at:


sorry for the lame index.html file

Comment 4 Damian Menscher 2003-11-12 04:04:29 UTC
It appears that it was fixed up-stream as of 2003-10-22.  Would be 
really nice if that could be released as an update to fedora sometime 

Comment 5 Robert Brimhall 2003-11-13 03:01:19 UTC
This patch is great but the ac/battery status icon does not update
most of the time when unplugging and plugging in the ac... is there a
way to have the battery polled as is in the patch but maybe have the
ac polled more frequently?

Comment 6 David Moore 2003-12-12 03:49:20 UTC
If anyone is still have problems with the patched version of battstat,
please try the patch here:


It fixes an important bug in my earlier patch that may cause the AC
icon to not update properly, especially observed with Fedora users.

Comment 7 Mark McLoughlin 2004-07-19 09:05:56 UTC
So, this should all be fixed in Fedora Core 2, right?

Comment 8 Joel 2004-07-19 18:23:59 UTC
right.  seems fixed to me so far.

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