Monday, January 4, 2021 [Tweets] [Favorites]

Zoom Rooms Weekly Restart

Zoom (via Rogue Amoeba):

Zoom Rooms weekly system restart functionality will restart your computer weekly with the following conditions[…] By default, the Zoom Rooms computer will restart on Saturday, but you can also select a day for the restart.

The alert says this is for “best system performance.”

Dan Kuehling:

Only on their Zoom Room app for dedicated Zoom powered conference rooms. It doesn’t happen on the regular Zoom app.

Marc Edwards:

I have so, so many questions about this alert and the entire process that led to it.

Matt Gallagher:

During the Big Sur betas, Zoom caused WindowServer to leak memory – about 1GB per hour. I was restarting every few days. My guess is there’s a similar Apple bug they’re working around.

And apparently a Windows one, too, since the feature is also available in that version of the app.


1 Comment

Haha, preventive reboots. I worked on an application to remove memory leeks. It was rebooted frequently, and a fix was not necessary, but with the user base growing, it now was scheduled for a reboot every day, so that was not feasible anymore... And it turned out I fixed it within a day. Four more days for an analysis and "prove" that it was fixed...

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