[kde-linux] Konqueror and Dolphin using 100% CPU

Duncan 1i5t5.duncan at cox.net
Thu Mar 8 06:14:49 UTC 2012

Duncan posted on Thu, 08 Mar 2012 04:17:35 +0000 as excerpted:

> Dale posted on Wed, 07 Mar 2012 18:24:08 -0600 as excerpted:
>> Remember my post a while back that said just because I don't respond
>> doesn't mean I'm not trying?  Well, I installed and been testing
>> krusader for the past few days.  I didn't want to post to quick because
>> I jinxed it last time when I thought Konqueror was working.  Anyway, I
>> switched it so that everything opens with Krusader and so far,
>> everything works fine.  It's not like Konqueror which is what I am used
>> to but it doesn't slam my CPU either.

FWIW, I see a couple bugfixes in the published 4.8.1 changelog that might
be related to dolphin and konqueror eating 100% cpu.

One of them mentions a possible endless loop being triggered when resizing
a dolphin window smaller, kde bug #289238.  Another simply mentions
"problems" with an integer overflow in sort-by-size mode, #293068. 
Presumably that'd be for really large files.

There's several crasher bugs fixed too.  You weren't crashing, but it's
possible one or more of them could trigger endless loops in some
circumstances, too.

FWIW, I upgraded to 4.8.1 a day or two ago, before the public
announcement.  Seems the tarballs were either available before the
announcement, or gentoo/kde took a cue from arch and mirrored them early,
before the public announcement.  (KDE normally makes tarballs available to
the distro packagers nearly a week in advance, so they can test and
hopefully have packages ready by the announcement.)  I had been a bit
jealous of arch users, since their packager apparently was mirroring the
tarballs before the public announcement, but at least this time, it
appears either gentoo/kde or kde itself did a pre-announce release as

Making them available a day or two before the public announcement does
makes sense, tho, since it'll mean less pressure on the servers in the 48
hours or so immediately following a release.  I don't know what the
bandwidth usage is like, but spreading it out won't hurt, for sure.

Anyway, now the announcement is out, so I can see a bit of what I upgraded
for. =:^)


The short dot blurb (nothing there really but a place to comment;
sometimes the comments are interesting to read.


Announcement (not much of significance there either):


Changelog (the fixes I mention are listed here; it doesn't list all
changes, but links the svn/git logs):


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