Bug 431694

Summary: Excesive usage of CPU
Product: [Fedora] Fedora Reporter: Zdenek Kabelac <zkabelac>
Component: gnome-terminalAssignee: Behdad Esfahbod <behdad>
Status: CLOSED WONTFIX QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance <extras-qa>
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Description Zdenek Kabelac 2008-02-06 10:54:42 EST
Description of problem:

Recently I'm noticing quite high CPU usage the gnome-terminal - it's hitting top
position in my top - especially when I try things like playing audio.wav files
in mplayer with it's oneline update status (showing position in the played file).

Taking about 10% of CPU just to draw one line on 2.2GHz C2D CPU is quite some
power taken for nothing. Considering the xterm isn't visible doing the same
operation. And even for movies it consumes more then 2% of CPU (actually still
more than the decompression of the movie by mplayer)

Unsure whether this is problem of Xserver (EXA) rendering or somewhere else ?

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How reproducible:
For me the following steps are enough

Steps to Reproduce:
1. open gnome-terminal
2. run mplayer file.wav
3. watch top 
Actual results:

Expected results:

Additional info:
Comment 1 Bug Zapper 2008-05-14 01:01:51 EDT
Changing version to '9' as part of upcoming Fedora 9 GA.
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Comment 2 Bug Zapper 2009-06-09 19:30:24 EDT
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Comment 3 Bug Zapper 2009-07-14 11:01:55 EDT
Fedora 9 changed to end-of-life (EOL) status on 2009-07-10. Fedora 9 is 
no longer maintained, which means that it will not receive any further 
security or bug fix updates. As a result we are closing this bug.

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