Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 160394
Haldaemon makes system sluggish
Last modified: 2013-03-05 22:43:51 EST
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Description of problem:
Haldaemon is making system sluggish with slight glitches about every 3 seconds. Cause unknown. Attached output of lcpci and lshal
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Steps to Reproduce:
Created attachment 115430 [details]
Output of lshal
Created attachment 115431 [details]
Please try booting with acpi=off - does this make the bug go away?
From IRC (we need to keep this in bugzilla):
> Foolish davidz: this computer can't use acpi.
> Foolish " kernel: ACPI: BIOS age (1999) fails cutoff (2001), acpi=force is
> required to enable ACPI"
OK; try to disable the haldaemon (service haldaemon stop), boot into GNOME and
add the battery-stat applet. Does that make the system become sluggish again?
Adding the battery applet does indeed bring the sluggishness back.
Rhis is either a bug in the APM code in the kernel or perhaps in the BIOS.
Suggest to update the BIOS if possible. Reassigning to kernel.
nothing the kernel can do here. we just call the BIOS. If that takes an eternity
to come back, it's the BIOS at fault, not the kernel. The only thing to do in
such situations is not poll the apm interface as often.
This report targets the FC3 or FC4 products, which have now been EOL'd.
Could you please check that it still applies to a current Fedora release, and
either update the target product or close it ?