Re: [Nautilus-list] Excessive CPU utilization


Could this be the respawn bug that Ximian users have noticed? (I thought
we had stomped that in 1.0.4)


On 14 Jul 2001 14:31:01 -0700, Darin Adler wrote:
> On Saturday, July 14, 2001, at 12:23  PM, R. Steven Rainwater wrote:
> > I'm running Ximian Gnome with Nautilus 1.0.4 on several machines
> > and noticed that top shows Nautilus sucking up a good bit of CPU
> > time. On my PIII 800mhz, top shows Nautilus at 10-15% all of the
> > time (even when it shouldn't be doing anything). Worse, on a PII
> > 200mhz, top shows it at 35-50%. It makes the slower machine almost
> > unusable whereas it works great after a "killall nautilus".
> This is caused by a bug. Nautilus running not doing anything should take 0.
> 0%. That's what it takes on my machine. Anything other than 0% means there 
> is something going wrong on your system.
> I'm sad to hear that this is happening on all your systems. The system I 
> test on is a 500 MHz PIII, and it's 0.0% for me. Maybe some other Ximian 
> GNOME users could let us know if they see the same problem.
> > I'm sure there is lots of work being done to make Nautilus
> > smaller and faster but I wonder if there is anything in the way
> > configuration or a preference dialog in which I could turn off
> > the unused functionality?
> There's no "fix the bug" switch.
> > Ideally, I'd like to see a dialog where I could turn off 99% of
> > Nautilus and just keep the part that gives me desktop icons and
> > context menus. Is this possible?
> Not really. If such a switch was possible, we'd want to turn that off for 
> everyone until they opened a Nautilus window!
> In any case, this CPU time being sucked up by Nautilus is some kind of bug.
>   One way to begin the process of tracking it down is to use "strace -p" to 
> find out what Nautilus is doing.
>      -- Darin
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