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Old 03-07-2005, 03:19 AM   #1
Registered: Oct 2003
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Distribution: Slackware64-current, SlackwareARM-current
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gkrellm uses 5-10% CPU... why??

Hey all,

Title says it all... When running kernel 2.6.* gkrellm always reports a 'background' CPU use of up to 10%. Top tells me it is caused by X and especially gkrellm:
PID USER      PR  NI  VIRT  RES  SHR S %CPU %MEM    TIME+  COMMAND                                                        
4580 leon      15   0 15712 8352 6372 S  7.9  3.7   1:47.89 gkrellm
When running kernel 2.4.* gkrellm nicely reports 0% when no additional apps are running.

Why this difference? And is there a way to get rid of it? I recompiled gkrellm from source but no difference.

Cheers, Leon.
Old 03-07-2005, 05:50 AM   #2
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hi there,

i don't know if it is your case, but i had problems with some plugins in the past. i forgot the name but it was a plugin that would control cpu freq scaling - kernel 2.6X.
i deleted this plugin and had no problem anymore.
just a thought.




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