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Bug 454576 - NetworkManager causes gconf to write too frequently
Summary: NetworkManager causes gconf to write too frequently
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: NetworkManager
Version: rawhide
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Dan Williams
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
Blocks: F10Target 454582
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2008-07-09 02:55 UTC by Jesse Keating
Modified: 2013-01-10 03:21 UTC (History)
5 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2008-10-20 23:22:37 UTC

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Description Jesse Keating 2008-07-09 02:55:47 UTC
Every minute or so gconf-d starts writing to various xml files (no changes
though it seems).  Files like:


things like that.  These constant writes are preventing the disk from sleeping
and saving power.  Please to be fixing.

Comment 1 Dan Williams 2008-07-09 16:09:55 UTC
Hmm; it may be the connection timestamp updates, but those are only scheduled
every 5 minutes.  Also, if NM roams to a new AP, that will trigger an update of
GConf to store the new BSSID.  That could happen at any time, but shouldn't
write anything out if nothing has changed (ie if the BSSID was already stored).

Comment 2 Jesse Keating 2008-07-09 16:25:54 UTC
I agree that it shouldn't (:  But it is, and I'm sitting on my couch, not
roaming around or anything.

Anything I can do to help debug why it thinks it should write?

Comment 3 Eric Sandeen 2008-07-10 04:16:07 UTC
I think even a 5 minute update isn't going to make disk spindown very possible,

Comment 4 John Poelstra 2008-10-20 22:53:03 UTC
Is this problem still happening and if so what package names and versions are involved?

Comment 5 Jesse Keating 2008-10-20 23:22:37 UTC
This does not seem to be happening any more, not at the frequency it was before.

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