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Re: XOrg 6.9.0.dfsg.1-5bpo2 eats up all CPU

On Mon, May 08, 2006 at 02:17:26PM +0200, Frank Küster wrote:
> Hi,
> it has happened frequently that Xorg eats up nearly all CPU, and the
> system gets considerable slower (but is still very well usable):
> top - 14:13:06 up  4:38,  1 user,  load average: 1.00, 1.02, 1.06
> Tasks:  99 total,   2 running,  97 sleeping,   0 stopped,   0 zombie
> Cpu(s):  2.0% us, 98.0% sy,  0.0% ni,  0.0% id,  0.0% wa,  0.0% hi,  0.0% si
> Mem:   1035672k total,   951876k used,    83796k free,   120284k buffers
> Swap:  1005440k total,      144k used,  1005296k free,   401916k cached
>   PID USER      PR  NI  VIRT  RES  SHR S %CPU %MEM    TIME+  COMMAND                                                   
>  5394 root      25   0  169m  35m 4156 R 99.6  3.5  91:01.25 Xorg          
> When I use an other application, Xorg's CPU usage sometimes drops a
> little, but still nothing is idle.  I think this happens at least since
> this version maybe earlier.  I first attributed it to an xvnc session
> which was mostly running, but now I found it a couple of times without
> any remote desktop application.
> The X processes running are Firefox, GNU Emacs, KOrganizer, a couple of
> rxvt's, xconsole and sometimes others (e.g. Mathematica, or a home-brewn
> Windows application using wine), but I cannot see any connection to
> using them.
> Has anybody else experienced similar behavior?  What other information
> would be useful?  Ah, well, I just attach my xorg.conf in case anybody
> can interpret this.

I have seen similar problems on my laptop. I cant prove it but I always
guessed its firefox related. I use Firefox form sarge.


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