Bug 236981 - Updated curl prints like crazy
Updated curl prints like crazy
Status: CLOSED RAWHIDE
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: curl (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Jindrich Novy
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Reported: 2007-04-18 15:00 EDT by Pete Zaitcev
Modified: 2013-07-02 19:20 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2007-06-18 14:52:58 EDT
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Description Pete Zaitcev 2007-04-18 15:00:45 EDT
Description of problem:

In previous versions of curl (7.16.1-3.fc7), the current status, seen when
curl is run with no extra arguments, was updated at an interval of about
1 second. This was good. However, the updated curl (curl-7.16.2-1.fc7)
refreshes the status without any let-up, as much as console takes it.
This is wasteful and causes ripple effects across the desktop whenever
a download is running (e.g. fans kick up).

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

curl-7.16.2-1.fc7

How reproducible:

100%

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Run curl in a poorly performing terminal emulator, like gnome-terminal
2. Observe that cursor runs like crazy all over the status line
3. Observe (with top) that the emulator and X server start eating CPU

Actual results:

Wasteful system load

Expected results:

Working as before

Additional info:

I think someone passed some wrong argument to some timer call.

I understand that I can kill status with a command line argument, so
no big deal, but this clearly is a regression, hence the bug report.
Comment 1 Daniel Stenberg 2007-05-18 03:49:40 EDT
This is fixed in upstream's CVS
Comment 2 Jindrich Novy 2007-06-18 14:52:58 EDT
Fixed also in rawhide, thanks Daniel.
Comment 3 Pete Zaitcev 2007-06-20 21:43:02 EDT
Verified fixed in curl-7.16.2-5.fc8.

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