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Re: RHN Applet freezes

On May  9, 2004, Peter Boy <pboy barkhof uni-bremen de> wrote:

> Am So, den 09.05.2004 schrieb Mike Chambers um 04:32:
>> I noticed that after a reboot or restarting the rhn_applet, that it
>> initially works, but after the computer has been running a bit, it
>> freezes.  As in you can't left or right click on it and it doesn't
>> change to show updates are available.

> Same problem here - sometimes. And often it will work again later (if I
> don't pay any attention to it for some period of time). I can't
> reproduce the phenomenon reliably. I suppose the applet is busy with
> communication tasks (contacting the server which doesn't respond / is
> overloaded) and doesn't react to the GUI (design flaw of the program or
> the python rumtime?).

It runs with low priority (high nice number), so if your machine is
busy with other stuff, the RHN Applet won't get much (or any) CPU, and
will appear to be frozen just like that.

Alexandre Oliva             http://www.ic.unicamp.br/~oliva/
Red Hat Compiler Engineer   aoliva {redhat com, gcc.gnu.org}
Free Software Evangelist  oliva {lsd ic unicamp br, gnu.org}

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