Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 492707
Banshee eats up 100% CPU when downloading album cover art
Last modified: 2014-11-27 12:57:57 EST
Description of problem:
When "Download Album Cover Art" is selected in Banshee 1.4.2, the program 'banshee-1' starts utilizing 100% of the cpu leading to sluggish system performance. The system resources are only relinquished upon manually exiting the program. Stopping the "Album Cover Art" script does not lower cpu usage. The interface, however, remains responsive.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Ask Banshee to fetch "Album Cover Art" and watch as it wolfs your resources like cookie monster!
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install Fedora 10
2. Open Banshee
3. Click "Download Cover Art" under Tools
100% cpu usage
Reasonable cpu usage. A script shouldn't need the complete attention of the cpu.
Thank you for filing this bug, however this specific problem is known to upstream and is under active investigation. I would suggest you subscribe to these bugs.
Michal, can you please apply the patch from the linked upstream report and issue an update. It should fix this, and the patch is included in SVN post 1.4.3
Created attachment 337760 [details]
updated banshee to fix it
Michel, here is an updated banshee with the patch applied.
Michel, ping - it has been a while and there is a fix. I can I bribe you with beer and doughnuts to stop the hurting?
I'm not Michel, but I always accept bribes.
When it finishes building, I'll request freeze break for Fedora 11 final (too late for the Preview).
Where do I send your doughnuts and beer my good man. Thank you for fixing this one it is causing our users a great deal of grief.
This is now tagged into F-11 and rawhide. I'm hesitant to bump F-10 to the same level, but I will try to carry this patch backwards.
You can safely bump F10 as well, 1.4.3 is an incremental, but important, set of updates which our users should have had their hands on a while ago. We can let them simmer in updates-testing for a while.
Btw. both the patches applied have been applied to upstream git and can disappear once 1.5.x and eventually 1.6 arrives. 1.5.0 is slated to come out very soon.
(In reply to comment #8)
> You can safely bump F10 as well, 1.4.3 is an incremental, but important, set of
> updates which our users should have had their hands on a while ago. We can let
> them simmer in updates-testing for a while.
I'm concerned about the new bugs which do not seem to affect F-10, like:
I'd rather not push an update that breaks existing functionality until a fix is available for 497693.
banshee-1.4.2-4.fc10 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 10.
banshee-1.4.2-4.fc10 has been pushed to the Fedora 10 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.