[ILUG-BOM] firefox and X together take up 100% of cpu usage???

Pradnyesh Sawant spradml@[EMAIL-PROTECTED]
Mon Apr 30 20:58:07 IST 2007


For the past few days i've been observing that when firefox is running
continuously for some time (sometimes for minutes, sometime for
hours), X and firefox are taking up 100% of cpu usage. My system
details are as follows:

os: debian testing (that's what i've got in my repos, dunno what version it is)
firefox: Mozilla Iceweasel 2.0.0.3
xorg: 7.1.0-16
m/c: AMD 2600 XP+
custom compiled kernel: 2.6.20-6

i tried running strace -c on firefox for a few seconds, and this is
what i've got:
% time     seconds  usecs/call     calls    errors syscall
------ ----------- ----------- --------- --------- ----------------
 26.62    0.002113           0      4260      2100 readv
 50.88    0.004039           2      2318           poll
  0.23    0.000018           0       722           gettimeofday
  0.00    0.000000           0       269           futex
  0.00    0.000000           0       205       102 read
 18.86    0.001497           8       192        77 writev
  0.00    0.000000           0       140           write
  0.00    0.000000           0        60           mmap2
  3.41    0.000271           5        58           munmap
  0.00    0.000000           0        39           ioctl
------ ----------- ----------- --------- --------- ----------------
100.00    0.007938                  8263      2279 total

Can someone kindly point out what's happening? Or atleast give me
pointers of looking at other places where i can find out what's going
on...

Thanks a lot!

-- 
warm regards,
Pradnyesh Sawant
--
Be yourself, everyone else is taken. --Anon



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