2.14, wnck-applet, kernel spin

Kevin Oberman oberman at es.net
Tue May 9 16:22:58 UTC 2006

> From: Mike Harding <mvh at ix.netcom.com>
> Date: Tue,  9 May 2006 05:29:05 -0700 (PDT)
> Sender: owner-freebsd-gnome at freebsd.org
> On every machine I have tried 2.14 on so far, wnck-applet seems to
> spin up to 100% cpu, and much of the activity seems to be in the
> kernel.  The UI locks up for several seconds - one way to get this to
> happen is to open up a new tab on gnome-terminal.
> If I kill wnck-applet, and restart the killed applets when the
> "... has quit unexpectedly" windows pop up, it seems to behave much
> better thereafter.  The behavior returns once I start a new gnome
> session, however...
> Any ideas?  Anyone else seeing this?

I have seen this with 12.2. It seemed to be tied to starting stuff in my
session. In particular, ssh-add seemed likely to trigger it. I have no
idea what is causing it.

I am now rebuilding all gnome2 dependencies to fix the slow response
issue. That might fix this one, too.
R. Kevin Oberman, Network Engineer
Energy Sciences Network (ESnet)
Ernest O. Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab)
E-mail: oberman at es.net			Phone: +1 510 486-8634

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