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Bug 79082

Summary: CPU saturation after an erroneus "low battery" message on ACER TravelMate 737TL notebook
Product: [Retired] Red Hat Linux Reporter: Davide Morano <d.morano>
Component: kernelAssignee: Arjan van de Ven <arjanv>
Status: CLOSED CURRENTRELEASE QA Contact: Jay Turner <jturner>
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Version: 8.0CC: srevivo
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Description Davide Morano 2002-12-05 14:31:44 UTC
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Description of problem:
Sometimes the GNOME applet for notebook battery check, send an erroneus warning
of "low battery". After that the CPU go fast in a saturation state indeed the
system resources monitored with "top" utility, show  that the load average
increase from 0,2/0,3 to 2 or 3. The only solution that I've found is the
"windows solution" : reboot the machine (sigh!)...

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How reproducible:
Didn't try

Additional info:

All the package installed (except *) become from RHN. 
The kernel version, is the last: 2.4.18-18.8.0
Usually I work with the following programs all running:
Evolution, Opera(*), gnome-terminal, Xemacs.

Comment 1 Arjan van de Ven 2002-12-09 18:09:35 UTC
what process is using 100% cpu ?

Comment 2 Bugzilla owner 2004-09-30 15:40:16 UTC
Thanks for the bug report. However, Red Hat no longer maintains this version of
the product. Please upgrade to the latest version and open a new bug if the problem

The Fedora Legacy project ( maintains some older releases, 
and if you believe this bug is interesting to them, please report the problem in
the bug tracker at: