Ticket #815 (new enhancement)

Opened 13 years ago

Last modified 12 years ago

Don't let auto-update use more CPU than the minimum it can get away with

Reported by: geofft Owned by:
Priority: normal Milestone: The Distant Future
Component: -- Keywords:
Cc: Fixed in version:
Upstream bug:


A professor has complained that the Athena terminal in his lecture hall sometimes spontaneously spins the fan up during lecture; this is presumably auto-update, which can get CPU-intensive. There should be ways to prevent auto-update from doing this.  cpulimit is a bit of a brute-force way of doing this; UPower's  latency control interace should be a much more elegant one.

Change History

comment:1 Changed 13 years ago by jdreed

It occurs to me that this could also merely be the short jet-engine sound that occurs at reboot, and in fact auto-update is not the primary cause.

comment:2 Changed 13 years ago by geofft

Okay, well, let's ignore reboot-required until midnight then. :-)

comment:3 Changed 12 years ago by jdreed

I wonder if this wasn't that stupid aptitude bug, actually.

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