Bug 97322 - battstat applet uses too much CPU, checks stats too often
battstat applet uses too much CPU, checks stats too often
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: gnome-applets (Show other bugs)
i686 Linux
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Assigned To: Mark McLoughlin
Mike McLean
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Reported: 2003-06-12 19:31 EDT by John Richardson
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:54 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-07-19 05:06:26 EDT
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Description John Richardson 2003-06-12 19:31:26 EDT
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.4b) Gecko/20030516
Mozilla Firebird/0.6

Description of problem:

The battstat applet is constantly at the top of my top listing (or
system monitor).  I didn't profile to check what it is doing, but
I did notice in the code that it checks the battery stats
every 1 second.  That's a bit too frequent, considering how often
it changes.  I've changed it to 10 seconds and it seems to work

[root@bird BUILD]# diff -u gnome-applets-2.2.0/battstat/battstat_applet.c.orig
--- gnome-applets-2.2.0/battstat/battstat_applet.c.orig 2003-06-12
17:46:54.000000000 -0400
+++ gnome-applets-2.2.0/battstat/battstat_applet.c      2003-06-12
17:42:27.000000000 -0400
@@ -1501,7 +1501,7 @@
   change_orient (applet, battstat->orienttype, battstat );
-  battstat->pixtimer = gtk_timeout_add (1000, pixmap_timeout, battstat);
+  battstat->pixtimer = gtk_timeout_add (10000, pixmap_timeout, battstat);
   gtk_container_add (GTK_CONTAINER (battstat->applet), battstat->hbox1);

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Steps to Reproduce:
1. install battstat applet on panel
2. check cpu load

Actual Results:  cpu load at 1 to 2 % for battstat applet

Additional info:
Comment 1 David Moore 2003-10-11 21:05:37 EDT
Does your machine use ACPI for power management?  If so, you probably want to
look at bug 104292.
Comment 2 Mark McLoughlin 2004-07-19 05:06:26 EDT
This sounds like its pretty much fixed up in Fedora Core 2.

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