Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 656898
Opening Gnumeric Help Content causes high CPU usage
Last modified: 2012-08-16 15:10:10 EDT
Description of problem:
Opening Gnumeric Help Content (F1) causes high CPU usage (100% on my system). It stays high even if the window just sits idle.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Fedora 14, Gnumeric 1.10.11
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Click Help -> Contents
2. CPU usage goes up and stays there until the help window is closed.
3. The program shown by htop to cause this is yelp ghelp:gnumeric
Up to 100% CPU usage
Opening the help page shouldn't cause such a high CPU usage.
It's just yelp being slow. It does that for nautilus as well, but gnumeric's help is bigger.
I'm experiencing a similar problem. I wanted to find out what the key bindings were, so I clicked on help/contents and then on 'keybinding reference' on the bottom right. Yelp changed its title bar to 'Loading...', and took around 5 minutes of 100% cpu to bring it up. Actually, I lie; I've typed this entire comment without it coming up yet. It was my previous attempt that succeeded, only because I had to go upstairs and help with the baby. Once the keybinding reference page loaded, it was fast to access any page in the gnumeric help.
This is no way to run a railroad^H^H^H^H^H^H^H help program.
Fedora 14, gnumeric-1.10.16-1.fc14.i686.rpm, yelp-2.30.2-1.fc14.i686.rpm
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