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Why does packagekit/ take all cpu power?

asked 2011-11-26 15:55:59 -0500

dahan gravatar image

updated 2012-10-06 00:14:27 -0500

mether gravatar image

In regular intervalls packagekit starts It's started by packagekit and uses all of the cpu power. On my laptop I'll notice it by the loud fan noise.

I've already found out that I can prevent the start by disabling the automatic update process. An easy way to do that is to start the program gpk-prefs.

But why is using packagekit all of the cpu power. If I manually run yum update than the cpu consumption isn't heavy. Especially for a regular background update check should be the cpu consumption low.

Does anybody know an easy way to limit the cpu consumption of packagekit/yumbackendpy that is usable as a background program?

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answered 2011-11-26 18:28:54 -0500

updated 2011-11-30 04:20:53 -0500

FranciscoD_ gravatar image

Dahan, would be necessary to know the Fedora version and platform you're using to try to help to solve the problem with But you can check rhbz#748790 about a bug in Fedora 16.

To limit the CPU usage of a process, you can try cpulimit (

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If the answer solves your query, please mark it as correct @dahan

FranciscoD_ gravatar imageFranciscoD_ ( 2011-11-30 04:21:16 -0500 )edit

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