Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 787448
Spice 0.10 client overuses sound and heats up laptop to thermal shutdown
Last modified: 2013-02-13 09:29:45 EST
Description of problem:
Updating from spice 0.9 to spice 0.10 has created a problem with laptop leading to a thermal shutdown
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
spice 0.10 client and server
Run spice client on laptop. Use powertop to monitor wakeups. alsa-sink will be one of the highest reasons for wakeups that drains battery, heats up wireless card to the point the laptop shuts down with thermal alarm. Killing spice-client reduces the heat considerably. Muting the WIndows guest audio makes no difference to client alsa usage.
Steps to Reproduce:
spice 0.10 has made use of spice unusable on laptops by creating too many wakeups and overheating wireless card. This is noticeably different from 0.9 which had no such problems.
Suggestions: provide an option in spice to disable audio at the client side when not needed and save bandwidth as well.
Please Do regression testing between 0.10 and 0.9 for increased CPU usage and WiFi usage.
I noticed this too, actually, in testing an F17 guest on my laptop (F16 host). Playing sound seemed to spin the fan up a lot.
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This package has changed ownership in the Fedora Package Database. Reassigning to the new owner of this component.
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And which spice-client are you using? Please note that spicec has been deprecated. If you're still using spicec please give remote-viewer a try, as that is our preferred client now.
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