[kdepim-users] Cumulative problem?

Dotan Cohen dotancohen at gmail.com
Tue Feb 17 14:02:43 GMT 2009

>> > I don't know the design issues involved with this stuff,  but there's
>> > obviously something very wrong here.
>> True, true. Pity, especially because initially my standard KDE4 session has
>> lower RAM footprint than KDE3 version of the same session.
> Firefox first - II've started using Konqueror whenever possible, so that I can
> work in long, multi-tab sessions without these problems.  FF has given me this
> sort of problem from time to time throughout its development.  I know there
> are some sites that Konqueror can't render well enough, but that's a small
> trade-off for me - I can still use FF when absolutely necessary.
> OK, that's the OT: bit out of the way.
> Thanks to some off-list advice I've done quite a bit of monitoring with htop.
> Over and over I saw X and kwin using almost 40% cpu between them, this at a
> very normal, lightish load.
> I mentioned yesterday that I had changed the Desktop Effects backend from
> OpenGL to XRender.  The improvement was immediate, and startling.  I still
> want another day or two to be absolutely certain, but it looks as though most
> of the performance problems have gone.  KMail doesn't take those long pauses
> any more.  X and kwin still top the list of cpu users, but they now take
> 10-12% cpu between them.
> I know that other people may have quite different factors, but in the light of
> my experience this is something that  is definitely worth checking out.

Anne, please file a bug with the steps to reproduce. I will then try
to reproduce locally. Even if we don't have all the info yet, this
really needs to be looked at in the proper fashion.

Dotan Cohen


KDE PIM users mailing list
kdepim-users at kde.org

More information about the kdepim-users mailing list