I've just tested knode with the (updated) patch (taken from upstream BTS) with current unstable (4:3.5.9-4) and it seems to work perfectly. With knode running inside kontact wakeups on my desktop as reported by powertop are down from ~500 to ~150 (kontact/knode is now frequently not even listed anymore). My impression is even that knode is quite a bit more responsive, but that may also be related to server activity. Interval news checking works correctly. I've also watched TCP connections using netstat and the "Hold connection for" setting for my news server is respected too. Tested with a single news server (different system on local network). I would recommend including this patch for Lenny as it is a very significant improvement. Felipe: I assume you've been using the patch yourself as well? Anything to add? Cheers, FJP
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