Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 104292
battstat sucks up CPU
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:57:32 EDT
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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
Steps to Reproduce:
1. run battstat on an inspiron 8500 from dell
2. type top
Actual Results: 12% CPU or more being burned
Expected Results: 0% CPU being burned
I should have reported this a long time ago...
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.
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.
Patched versions of 2.4.1 applets are at:
sorry for the lame index.html file
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
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?
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.
So, this should all be fixed in Fedora Core 2, right?
right. seems fixed to me so far.