[xmonad] XMonad Efficiency

Allen S. Rout asr at ufl.edu
Tue Apr 17 16:21:53 CEST 2012

On 04/16/2012 03:09 PM, Norbert Zeh wrote:

>  I noticed that even without decoration, fast
> focus switches drive my CPU usage up, much more so than in other non-tiling
> window managers.  Running top gave me a surprising insight: it's not xmonad but
> the X server that consumes that many cpu cycles when focus switching.[...]

This matches my observations:


> At this point, I'm simply pondering what can be done about it, as one of the
> reason's I'm using xmonad is that I want a lightweight desktop environment.
> (When fast focus changes drive one of my cores to 50%, that's hardly
> lightweight.)

Wait till you make a quick traverse, start typing, and find bits of your 
input scattered among several terminals, including a root shell.


- Allen S. Rout

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