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Re: General Slowness after OTA-6 update


Hi Jim,

On 8 September 2015 at 13:24, Jim Hodapp <jim.hodapp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Or couldn't we just deprioritize apport as a process so that it can't use up
> all of the CPU and truly make it a background task. Is there any reason why
> apport would need normal priority while running?

The result could be worse.

If for example Unity8/Mir crashes, then while apport does its business
the shell isn't available (obviously, as it's just crashed) and
doesn't restart until after apport is done. This likely results in the
user seeing longer periods of "lock up" and will more likely reboot
the device (the only remedial measure they can take) almost certainly
resulting in an unusable crash dump, leading to us having no way to
determine the reason for the initial crash.

Alan Pope
Community Manager

Canonical - Product Strategy
+44 (0) 7973 620 164

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