Re: Zharf tried to fight back!

Mike S. Avelar (avelar@netrover.com)
Sun, 23 Aug 1998 15:16:20 -0400


My Netscape still does that... eats up my CPU like a it was a cookie. Is
there a patch? What's the fix

David Taylor wrote:

> I reported a bug to the list a while ago whereby Netscape would gobble
> up all the CPU time *after* it had been killed.  Well, today I started
> up Zharf in order to have a look and a fiddle. I quickly concluded that
> it was the ugliest thing I'd ever seen and then decided to be done with
> it.  I killed Zharf using it's own "Kill" button.  Well, straight after
> that my CPU usage shot thru the roof!  Below is a capture from top,
> taken shortly after killing Zharf.
>
>   PID USER     PRI  NI  SIZE  RSS SHARE STAT  LIB %CPU %MEM   TIME
> COMMAND
> 10460 dtaylor   12   0   796  796   652 R       0 95.5  0.8  25:47 Zharf
>
> This shows that Zharf's still alive and kicking... and hungry!
>
> The reason I bring this up is that in response to my query about
> netscape I was told that it was the fault of netscape communicator.
> Well, now it has happened with Zharf.  Do these programs just *happen*
> to exhibit the same problems under the same conditions?  Or, is it
> deviously linked back to AfterStep somehow?  Or, is it possibly just
> something specific to my system?
>
> BTW, I run RedHat 5.0 and AfterStep 1.4.5.55N6.
>
> --
> Regards,
> David Taylor
>
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