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If I've got a gmail tab open and nothing else, running powertop shows

Wakeups-from-idle per second : 414.5    interval: 30.0s
no ACPI power usage estimate available
Top causes for wakeups:
  61.9% (1023.8)   chromium-browse

Is this bad and if so what can I do?

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I've got the same on my system. I think it has to do with how GMail has an automated refresh system that runs pretty often. I don't think it's going to be an issue for ya, it hasnt broken my system yet. :P

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It's not just Gmail: the Google search page does it too even with the instant off. But interestingly, Bing behaves itself .. –  daithib8 Apr 6 '11 at 13:14
    
@daithib8 but that's Bing... and by comparison, Bing is horrible as a search engine ;P –  Thomas W. Nov 28 '11 at 5:51

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