Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 1460443
parole causes 100% cpu; locks up key repeat
Last modified: 2017-11-16 18:09:29 EST
Description of problem:
When I start parole, cpu goes to 100%, and key repeat no longer works. strace parole shows that it's continuously reading and sending data over the X socket.
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Steps to Reproduce:
3. go to some text input field (any, may be a different program), press key and keep it pressed
key repeat does not work, or only sporadially
cpu goes to 100%, partly used by parole, partly used by X
key repeat works fine
cpu stays low
if I open and start some video in parole, the misbehaviour stops after a small delay
Note that I installed I upgraded to parole-0.8.1-3.fc26.i686 for testing purposes. When I downgrade again to parole-0.8.1-2.fc24.i686 (current version in the f25 repo), things are the same.
The behaviour seems to be related to whether the parole window has focus. If it has focus, parole runs at around 10% cpu (still a lot). If it loses focus, the effect occurs. When the effect goes away after playing some video, and parole gets focus and loses it again, the effect re-occurs.
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Still reproducible on f26