Re: [artworks] High processor usage by ArtWorks reported in TaskUsage

  • From: Richard Ashbery <riscos@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: artworks@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Fri, 06 Sep 2013 17:38:20 +0100

In article <4744fc8653.martin@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, Martin Wuerthner
<lists@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> In message <5386fa520friscos@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> Richard Ashbery
>           <riscos@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> > I've been investigating a serious slow down problem on my Iyonix.
> > I know that ArtWorks isn't the cause of this but why does
> > TaskUsage report such a high reading of processor usage
> > (typically 46-50% in stand-by). I'm sure someone told me why this
> > is (it might have been Martin) but I've forgotten - can someone
> > remind me please?

> For technical reasons ArtWorks uses a little processing time all
> the time. If the computer is otherwise idle and nothing else uses
> any CPU time, then for obvious reasons what ArtWorks uses comes
> out as a rather high percentage, but that is pretty harmless
> because as soon as any other program starts using the CPU to do
> some serious work the little ArtWorks uses will not make any
> noticeable difference.

Yes - I have noticed that other programs on loading or data processing
force the task processing in ArtWorks down toward 10% which is more
than acceptable.

Incidentally TaskUsage can be a useful fault-finding aid when trying to
find the cause of applications running slowly.

Many thanks for your response.

Best regards

Richard

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