[OM 2008.12] Enlightenment Drop Shadow Performance
Carsten Haitzler (The Rasterman)
raster at rasterman.com
Mon Dec 22 10:23:42 CET 2008
On Mon, 22 Dec 2008 03:07:45 -0500 Joel Newkirk <freerunner at newkirk.us> babbled:
> On Mon, 22 Dec 2008 12:52:09 +0900, "W.Kenworthy" <billk at iinet.net.au>
> > 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).
> > Billk
> I've seen Enlightenment running between 18% and 30% most of the time
> lately, with SHR. And I just discovered I am able to drop it to 3%-5% and
> bring it back through a single change: I've been tweaking some Oxygen
> icons and using them under SHR - 256x256 png versions. (Why? Well, I
> like my icons big, but I hate them pixellated) Anyway, changing from the
> 256x256 Oxygen icons to the 86x86 SHR icons dropped me from 30% to 5%,
> restoring the big Oxy's brought me right back to 30%.
icons include battery too?
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