upowerd mystery of the day

Martin Langhoff martin at laptop.org
Wed Oct 3 15:37:19 EDT 2012

Hi Daniel, folks,

weird question of the day -- in the 12.1.0 series, have we fixed
anything that should affect how upower works indirectly?

While I was looking at our battery icon in Gnome, ~4 months ago, I
spotted upower spamming our logs because it could not find
/proc/timer_stats, with 6 messages per second.

Filed bug upstream, and upstream has now fixed it. Except that... the
spam disappeared from our logs before 12.1.0 went gold.

 - upower is unchanged from my report to 12.1.0 release.

 - We have some tweaks to /etc/UPower/UPower.conf that get applied
from OOB. Reverting those tweaks does not bring the spam back.

Do you have any idea of what may have affected upower?

It may still be platform-specific (I cannot recall what platform I
spotted this on, I just assumed it would not be platform-specific).
And if I really want it, I can try to bisect it, rolling back to
whatever build was latest in May 29th.

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