XWin server, idle, using lots of CPU time
Jim Reisert AD1C
Thu Nov 10 22:16:00 GMT 2016
On Thu, Nov 10, 2016 at 1:56 PM, Brian Inglis wrote:
> Assume you're using W7 Pro 64 as you're using Cygwin 64.
> How big, fast, and full is your disk?
512GB SSD, tons of free space.
> How much memory is installed/used/free in Resource Monitor?
Laptop has 16GB installed.
> Have you a lot of services started that you don't use?
None that I did not have with the older laptop, which also ran Windows
7 (Enterprise instead of Pro). It's just the Xwin process that's
taking constant CPU time, none of the others are (other than System
Idle and a blip or two from other processes).
> Are you seeing many pageins/pageouts?
I turned on every column in Task Manager. Looking at just XWin.exe,
*none* of the values in any column are changing while it's chewing up
> How much paging space is allocated?
pagefile.sys is 4 GB:
11/10/2016 11:00 4,294,967,296 pagefile.sys
> Try allocating 2*physical memory size as paging space.
> If that helps, you may want to add more or faster memory if
> you only have 4GB installed, or most of it is used, with
> low free.
I changed to system managed size, it went up to 16GB. Rebooted, but it
made no difference.
Jim Reisert AD1C, <email@example.com>, http://www.ad1c.us
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