Bug 598145 - CPU usage of gdm-user-switch (100% CPU for N minutes)
Summary: CPU usage of gdm-user-switch (100% CPU for N minutes)
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 598483
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
Classification: Red Hat
Component: gnome-applets (Show other bugs)
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Version: 6.0
Hardware: All Linux
Target Milestone: rc
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Assignee: Ray Strode [halfline]
QA Contact: desktop-bugs@redhat.com
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TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2010-05-31 14:53 UTC by Matthias Schroder
Modified: 2010-06-22 18:12 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2010-06-22 18:12:51 UTC
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Description Matthias Schroder 2010-05-31 14:53:09 UTC
Description of problem: gdm-user-switch needs too much CPU

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): 2.28.2-5.el6.x86_64

How reproducible: 100%

Steps to Reproduce:
1. create password file with many entries
2. login
3. run top or ps
Actual results: gdm-user-switch takes almost 100% CPU time for quite a long time.

Expected results: less greedy gdm-user-switch

Additional info: I made tests with various sized /etc/passwd files:

# entries   CPU minutes
2000        ~1
4000        ~4:37
8000        ~20:46

Comment 2 RHEL Product and Program Management 2010-06-07 16:01:13 UTC
This request was evaluated by Red Hat Product Management for inclusion in a Red
Hat Enterprise Linux major release.  Product Management has requested further
review of this request by Red Hat Engineering, for potential inclusion in a Red
Hat Enterprise Linux Major release.  This request is not yet committed for

Comment 3 jmccann 2010-06-22 18:12:51 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 598483 ***

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