[Pkg-xfce-devel] Bug#722097: xfce4-mailwatch-plugin: uses all available CPU while checking on slow links

Sebastian svenska-bugs at arcor.de
Sat Sep 7 22:23:43 UTC 2013

Package: xfce4-mailwatch-plugin
Version: 1.1.0-5+b1
Severity: normal

Dear Maintainer,

I am using the xfce4-mailwatch-plugin to check on POP3 and IMAP mailboxes
regularly (using a 10 minute interval) and I noticed that the plugin uses
up all available CPU time while checking mails.

In cases where the link is slow or the server connection times out, this
becomes a major annoyance on battery-powered devices, because this results
in a lot of CPU time burned - on fast links, it is barely noticeable.

"top" shows CPU usages of ca. 188% on my dual-core CPU, but I also noticed
that sometimes only one core is used up (ca. 99%) - I assume this happens
when only one of the servers times out and the other answers fast.

Please have a look into this and

Thank you in advance.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: 7.1
  APT prefers stable
  APT policy: (500, 'stable')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)
Foreign Architectures: i386

Kernel: Linux 3.2.0-4-amd64 (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=de_DE.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=de_DE.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash

Versions of packages xfce4-mailwatch-plugin depends on:
ii  libc6               2.13-38
ii  libcairo2           1.12.2-3
ii  libgcrypt11         1.5.0-5+deb7u1
ii  libgdk-pixbuf2.0-0  2.26.1-1
ii  libglib2.0-0        2.33.12+really2.32.4-5
ii  libgnutls26         2.12.20-7
ii  libgtk2.0-0         2.24.10-2
ii  libxfce4util4       4.8.2-1
ii  libxfcegui4-4       4.8.1-5
ii  xfce4-panel         4.8.6-4

xfce4-mailwatch-plugin recommends no packages.

xfce4-mailwatch-plugin suggests no packages.

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