[xmonad] X consuming a lot of CPU

Ivan Lazar Miljenovic ivan.miljenovic at gmail.com
Sat Jun 19 18:40:00 EDT 2010

Brandon S Allbery KF8NH <allbery at ece.cmu.edu> writes:

> On 6/19/10 08:59 , Ivan Lazar Miljenovic wrote:
>> Every now and then I find that Xorg suddenly uses a lot of CPU for a
>> while, making xmonad non-responsive.  In general, this seems to be a
>> fault of either Firefox or Emacs (in that xrestop says Firefox is using
>> the most responses but for me it usually becomes unresponsive whilst I'm
>> using Emacs).
> Emacs and many terminal emulators have this thing where they don't want to
> obey the window manager and try to resize themselves to their preferred size
> instead.  Could this be it?

Could be; I've never managed to work out what the problem was.

In this case, I've narrowed it down even further: I can run terminal
with no problem, but as soon as I run top inside it it starts chewing up
CPU (even if I quit top).

Ivan Lazar Miljenovic
Ivan.Miljenovic at gmail.com

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