Bug 166767 - gnome-terminal transparency spikes X cpu utilization even when windows is rolled or minimized
gnome-terminal transparency spikes X cpu utilization even when windows is rol...
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: vte (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Warren Togami
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Reported: 2005-08-25 10:17 EDT by Tripp Sims
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:11 EST (History)
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Description Tripp Sims 2005-08-25 10:17:21 EDT
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Description of problem:
When transparency is turned on in gnome-terminal X cpu utilization should be expected to rise if your dumping a text file to stdout.  However, when that window is minimized or rolled, X continues to utilize the exact same ammount of CPU even though its not actually rendering anything to screen.

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Steps to Reproduce:
1.Set transparency to a 50% value.
2.Cat a large text file in a gnome-terminal with transparency on.
3.Minimize window (or roll it up).
4.X CPU use stays the same.
5.Turn transparency off.
6.Cat the same file, X CPU use is lower as expected.
7.But when you minimize the window (or roll up) X cpu use appears to decrease

Actual Results:  X uses CPU when it doesn't seem like it should need to.  Is this a bug in X or is gnome-terminal sending X data it doesn't need?

Expected Results:  X cpu use should go down when there is nothing on the screen for it to render (ie; a minimized windows having text streamed to it)

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Comment 1 Ray Strode [halfline] 2005-08-25 11:28:46 EDT
Hi Tripp,

This is actually a vte bug (the rendering widget used by gnome-terminal), not a
gnome-terminal bug.  I'm going to reassign.
Comment 2 Warren Togami 2005-08-25 21:55:16 EDT
Please be sure to file this upstream at bugzilla.gnome.org, because this task is
not something Fedora has engineering resources to prioritize.

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