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Bug 248322 - mail-notification took 98% CPU during mail check when network connection down
mail-notification took 98% CPU during mail check when network connection down
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: mail-notification (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Thorsten Leemhuis
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2007-07-15 23:23 EDT by Edmond Hui
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:12 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2007-07-16 00:41:06 EDT
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Description Edmond Hui 2007-07-15 23:23:33 EDT
Description of problem:

When network is down, mail-notification seem struck checking email and took 98%
of CPU.

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

How reproducible:


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 %
Actual results:

98% of CPU is used by mail-notification as reported by top

Expected results:

it should continue to check email, but CPU usage should be much lower.

Additional info:
Comment 1 Thorsten Leemhuis 2007-07-16 00:41:06 EDT
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.
Comment 2 Edmond Hui 2007-07-16 18:08:29 EDT
I will test the latest (just received it over yum) and report back.

Thanks for the help

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