Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 248322
mail-notification took 98% CPU during mail check when network connection down
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:12:10 EST
Description of problem:
When network is down, mail-notification seem struck checking email and took 98%
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. setup mail-notification to check email every 15 min (I have gmail and POP3)
2. disconnect network
3. wait for the next mail check, run top to see mail-notification used up all CPU %
98% of CPU is used by mail-notification as reported by top
it should continue to check email, but CPU usage should be much lower.
This is likely not a Fedora-specific problem. Thus I'd like to ask you to
participate upstream to help getting this fixed for all distributions.
There is a bug already; see
The upstream maintainer is looking for somebody who find a good way to reproduce
it (I've seen the problem myself in the past, but only very sporadically)
Note that there is mail-notification 4.1 in updates-testing; it should land in
update-proper with the next push. Try that one please as well.
I will test the latest (just received it over yum) and report back.
Thanks for the help