[Pkg-xfce-devel] Bug#822069: mousepad: 2nd instance lead to dcond-service write to HD like crazy

Jiff lazyvirus at gmx.com
Wed Apr 20 23:51:49 UTC 2016

Package: mousepad
Version: 0.4.0-3
Severity: normal

Dear Mami Tainer,

NB: May be only tied to dconf-service (but mousepad is the only program doing

   * What led up to the situation?

Open a 2nd instance of mousepad.

   * What exactly did you do (or not do) that was effective (or

Open a 1st instance (command line) for editing several files,
open a 2nd instance (also from command line),
see HD access LED lit up and stay up,
failed to avoid that by adding: >/dev/null 2>&1 at the end of the opening
failed to avoid that by the sacrifice of a communist lisp developer
        (may be the offering was too less for the god of the HD LED),
launched iotop -oa to see that it was dconf-service that was writing to disk at
a rate of ~250KB/s.

   * What was the outcome of this action?

Me unhappy,
couldn't find a way to stop that.

   * What outcome did you expect instead?

mousepad &| dconf-service stop spoiling my R/W bandwidth and writing I don't
know what I don't know where.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: stretch/sid
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)
Foreign Architectures: i386

Kernel: Linux 4.5.0-1-amd64 (SMP w/4 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=fr_FR.utf8, LC_CTYPE=fr_FR.utf8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash
Init: sysvinit (via /sbin/init)

Versions of packages mousepad depends on:
ii  dconf-gsettings-backend [gsettings-backend]  0.26.0-1
ii  libc6                                        2.22-7
ii  libglib2.0-0                                 2.48.0-1
ii  libgtk2.0-0                                  2.24.30-1.1
ii  libgtksourceview2.0-0                        2.10.5-2
ii  libpango-1.0-0                               1.40.1-1

mousepad recommends no packages.

mousepad suggests no packages.

-- no debconf information

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