High CPU usage with Cygwin-x11 under xp-x64

Bengt-Arne Fjellner bengt-arne.fjellner@ltu.se
Wed Apr 18 09:23:00 GMT 2007


> -----Original Message-----
> From: cygwin-xfree-owner@cygwin.com 
> [mailto:cygwin-xfree-owner@cygwin.com] On Behalf Of Garrett Cooper
> Sent: den 16 april 2007 04:22
> To: cygwin-xfree@cygwin.com
> Subject: High CPU usage with Cygwin-x11 under xp-x64
> Hello,
> 	I have an issue with XP-64 where it consistently 
> completely uses up one 
> of my core's CPU resources after a period of time. This 
> varies from 1-12 
> hours from what I've seen, but it always occurs when I close 
> all xterm 
> windows, and the server is still running the in background. I 
> can't kill 
> the X11 server via the right click tray menu, but instead 
> have to kill 
> it via task manager.
> More information:
> System has the following specs:
> -Windows XP (x64) fully patched
> -Intel Core 2 Duo E6700 CPU
> -ATI Radeon x1650 Pro with latest drivers
> -4GB RAM
> Cygwin and xorg-x11 are fully up to date as of today, and I 
> tried using 
> both -multiwindow and -rootless with usr\X11R6\bin\startxwin.bat, but 
> Cygwin-X11 showed the same behavior, and nearly froze my system.
> I wish I could attach a log of some kind, but apparently this 
> version of 
> X11 isn't setup to log to /var/log/Xorg.0.log automatically.
> Any help is much appreciated as I greatly prefer xterms over Cygwin 
> running in dinky, lame DOS CMD windows.

Hi this is but a guess. Are you possibly running some firewall other
then windows standard? If so try unisnstalling it. Reboot and test. I
had a similar problem on one computer and traced it down to
Sunbelt/Kerio personal firewall.

Good Luck

Bengt-Arne Fjellner

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