BTW, I've started the reimplementation of qubes-i3status as a Python wrapper around i3status. I am trying to be quite conservative – in the default settings, there should be no visible difference except CPU load, periodic freezes and bug fixes (battery status).
* Some indicators (battery, load and time) are already present, they just need some adjustments of the format in order to be a drop-in replacement. * Disk status was easy to implement. I just need to verify that it can properly handle the change of default pool. * Running qubes: I need to study the events deeper… * NetVM status – currently, it is disabled and discouraged. I might decide to reimplement this, but I am not 100% sure right now. Regards, Vít Šesták 'v6ak' On Friday, January 15, 2021 at 5:40:38 PM UTC+1 David Hobach wrote: > Hi Vit, > > > * I have many VMs in my computer. > > * I use i3 with qubes-i3status > > * The script qubes-i3status calls command qvm-ls --no-spinner --raw-data > > --fields NAME,FLAGS quite frequently. > > * The command qvm-ls --no-spinner --raw-data --fields NAME,FLAGS seems to > > cause high CPU load. Unfortunately, the process that shows the high CPU > > usage is qubesd, not qvm-ls. > > > > What can be improved: > > > > a. Don't use qubes-i3status. Problem solved. > > b. Optimize qvm-ls. Not sure how hard it is. > > This issue is really old (back from at least 3.2) and caused by each > qvm-ls line relating to one request to qubesd. Actually it was even worse > with 3.2. > > It should improve with 4.1 though, see . > >  https://github.com/QubesOS/qubes-issues/issues/3293 > > > c. Optimize qubes-i3status. I am not sure about the ideal way of doing > > that, but clearly running qvm-ls --no-spinner --raw-data --fields > > NAME,FLAGS just to compute the number of running qubes is far from > optimal. > > One could add --running. And maybe it could have been written without > > flags. The script just ignores VMs with the first flag being “0” (maybe > in > > order to ignore dom0) and the second flag being “r” (probably not needed > > with --running). > > Filtering might work in the meantime, yes. > > BR > David > > -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "qubes-users" group. To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to qubes-users+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/qubes-users/42dba1a7-e551-46fa-98e1-d8d59d5356f7n%40googlegroups.com.