[OM 2008.12] Enlightenment Drop Shadow Performance
billk at iinet.net.au
Mon Dec 22 04:52:09 CET 2008
On Mon, 2008-12-22 at 10:04 +1100, Carsten Haitzler wrote:
> On Sun, 21 Dec 2008 21:13:59 +0100 "Bernd (Jesus McCloud) Prünster"
> <bernd.pruenster at gmail.com> babbled:
> > Dylan Reilly schrieb:
> > > FWIW, I have been able to reduce the CPU usage of Enlightenment on my
> > > OM testing build device by disabling drop shadows. After recent
> > > updates from testing (which should be more or less the 2008.12 image)
> > > Enlightenment was constantly grabbing 20% CPU and who knows how much
> > > IO. After I obliterated the drop shadow module,
> > > (/usr/lib/enlightenment/modules/dropshadow) only 1-2% CPU is being
> > > used.
> > >
> > > Moreover, I remembered some recent post(s) tentatively linking the
> > > Software-16 crashes (when using the illume theme) to drop shadows. On
> > > a whim I re-enabled that engine and am not seeing any problems. So,
> > > now I get a snappier UI to boot.
> > >
> > >
> > WOOHOO!!! you made my day
> dropshadow shouldnt cause 20% cpu - unless some totally bizarre stuff has been
> done to the theme:
Running the illume theme: Not sure about the cpu - but removing
drop-shadow does stop the segfaults when running software_16 engine.
Also the Settings app now runs, and for a short while at least I had a
gsm signal level (maybe too low where I am at the moment).
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