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Re: General Slowness after OTA-6 update


On Tue, Sep 8, 2015 at 9:31 AM, Alan Pope <alan.pope@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> 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.
I'm going to chime in my usual request of asking if apport could be run
only when plugged in to a power source :-) I currently have it disabled now
since it is a pain when on the go where I ended up manually power cycling
because it was faster and "I needed to make that call".

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