Bug#448982: Idle detection doesn't work with newer kernels

Frank S. Thomas frank at thomas-alfeld.de
Sun Nov 4 17:29:53 UTC 2007

package boinc-client
tags 448982 + confirmed upstream
retitle 448982 user activity detection doesn't work with BOINC 5.10.27-1


On Friday 02 November 2007, Norbert Veber wrote:
> Kernel: Linux 2.6.22-3-k7 (SMP w/1 CPU core)
> After intalling this kernel, boinc no longer paused processing while the
> machine was in use.  Looking at /proc/interrputs the line that shows
> keyborad interrupts has changed.
> Old:
>   1:          2          XT-PIC  keyboard
> New:
>   1:       3974    XT-PIC-XT        i8042
> This is most likely the cause..

Did you check if user activity detection worked with BOINC 5.10.27-1 and the 
kernel you had installed before? I'm not sure that this has anything to do 
with this newer kernel version.

I can reproduce this with BOINC 5.10.27-1 (which is the current version in 
unstable) but not with BOINC 5.10.8-2 (which is the current version in 
testing) without changing the kernel, therefore this bug must have been 
introduced somewhere between 5.10.8 and 5.10.27 and I guess this changeset is 
the culprit: http://boinc.berkeley.edu/trac/changeset/13948

I'll now try to debug and to fix this.

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