Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 417761
artsd uses a lot of CPU cycles on KDE startup
Last modified: 2008-02-19 10:36:52 EST
Description of problem:
artsd uses 60% CPU on KDE startup
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Start KDE
2. See ksysguard panel applet display that the CPU is really busy
3. Open ksysguard to find the culprit
artsd is using a lot of CPU resources
artsd should use at most 5% of resources when idle
KDE is configured not to play a sound on KDE startup.
artsd gets restarted (I don't know how) periodically. Sometimes it resumes
chewing up CPU resources, sometimes not.
I'd venture this only occurs with pulseaudio enabled.
> artsd gets restarted (I don't know how) periodically
True, when/if the system needs audio events, it'll automatically (re)start.
You could consider disabling pulseaudio support in kde, via:
yum remove kde-settings-pulseaudio alsa-plugins-pulseaudio
Other that disabling pulseaudio, there's not much else to do. (marking CantFix).