Comment 33 for bug 553328

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hawthornso23 (hawthorn) wrote :

A fix was apparently committed in June of last year. Lucid still has the problem. What happened to the `pending review' that was supposed to happen in August. Does somebody need a gentle reminder - a.k.a. - kick in the pants.

This is a pretty serious problem potentially shortening the life of hardware. Anyone who runs system testing will have a CPU running at 100% from then on. Many people may not realise this is happening. Even logging out and back in won't stop it. Only a reboot will kill the process and there are lots of people (like me) who go for weeks or even months at a time without rebooting.

Running a CPU at 100% for that length of time is a pretty harsh thing to do to hardware.