Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 431694
Excesive usage of CPU
Last modified: 2009-07-14 11:01:55 EDT
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 ?
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
For me the following steps are enough
Steps to Reproduce:
1. open gnome-terminal
2. run mplayer file.wav
3. watch top
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