[Pkg-xfce-devel] Bug#379354: Bug#379354: xfce4-panel: xfce4-panel uses 2% cpu continuously due to polling

Yves-Alexis Perez corsac at corsac.net
Sun May 27 09:46:31 UTC 2007

On dim, 2006-07-23 at 02:15 +0200, Hein Zelle wrote:
> On my Debian unstable system (athlon 2600), xfce4-panel eats a
> continuous 2% cpu, approximately.  A strace on the process shows that
> within approximately 10 seconds, the following functions are called:
> > grep -c ioctl strace.log
> 142
> > grep -c gettime strace.log
> 267
> > grep -c poll strace.log
> 141

Following up on this bug, could you try powertop (available in debian
unstable for i386) and see if xfce4-panel is waking up too much?
Currently clock plugins wake up every second even if seconds aren't
displayed, this should be "fixed" in current svn, for next releases.


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