Bug 88633 - rhn-applet-gui using all CPU resources
Summary: rhn-applet-gui using all CPU resources
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
Classification: Red Hat
Component: rhn-applet
Version: 4.0
Hardware: i686
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
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Assignee: Daniel Veillard
QA Contact: Red Hat Satellite QA List
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2003-04-11 16:44 UTC by Todd Wilson
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:07 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2004-11-30 15:43:51 UTC
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Description Todd Wilson 2003-04-11 16:45:00 UTC
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User-Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows 98; Win 9x 4.90; Q312461)

Description of problem:
if I logon through gnome as a non-root user and run top I see that rhn-applet-
gui is taking over 95% of my CPU...
(NOTE: this non-root user is a member of every group on my system )

if I logon through gnome as root and run top I don't have this issue

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.boot system
2.logon as a non-root user through the GNOME console
3.look at CPU usage

Actual Results:  CPU is running at over 95% utilization

Expected Results:  CPU should be running at under 5%

Additional info:

Comment 1 Daniel Veillard 2003-04-11 19:02:53 UTC
Of course I can't reproduce this, you need to provide more informations.
Try to launch rhn-applet-gui from a shell and see is there is any error message.
If you know how to use gdb launch it on python and run with the
/usr/bin/rhn-applet-gui argument, then abort it to get a stack trace.


Comment 2 Todd Wilson 2003-04-11 20:01:06 UTC
if I run rhn-applet-gui from the shell it runs fine ( no errors and CPU usuage 
is at ~3% )and I can see the icon come up on my GNOME pannel...

Comment 3 Daniel Veillard 2003-04-11 22:12:39 UTC
Then I have really no idea, that means the applet itself is fine
it's the way it is started which gives troubles. Why and how, there
is nothing allowing me to reproduce or debug the problem, I can't
reproduce this, and apparently you're the only one having the
problem. Try to see if there are error messages logged
in your X session logs, maybe there is something wrong in the setup 
not allowing the applet to connect to the Xsession or to the panel...


Comment 4 Daniel Veillard 2004-11-30 15:43:51 UTC
This is more than one year old and I didn't got any error report
about this since, I think this can safely be closed.


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