My Mac slowed down this morning drastically and when I check activity monitor, the CPU usage is pretty much at 100% with Camino shown as taking around 92% which I had never seen before.
I quit Camino, then launched it again thinking something was stuck somewhere and the CPU was running around in circles - but te same thing happened.
With nothing launched other than my start up page (google.ca) - the CPU usage for Camino is back over 90% again.
I'm running 2.0a1, a beta version - but I have been using tat for several weeks now with no "CPU usage" problems. The only issue I really had was that Camino would crash occasionally when I tried to print a web page.
Any insight what might be happening with Camino?
PS: I just launched Safari and it's sitting at 22% with Camino now dropped down but the total CPU usage is still 100%
The only other open apps are activity monitor. mail and the finder.
I had a similar problem with Divx Player hogging most of the cpu. Through trial and error I found that clearing file and internet caches resolved the proble, Now, I periodically clear system, file, and internet caches using Cocktail, a maintenance utility. Hope this helps.
Oddly enough Camino settled down all by itself.
Now it's running between 4 and 8% and everything is honky dory.
I didn't even restart it - I just read my mail and let Camino do whatever it was doing, obviously it finished the CPU intensive activity and is now loafing along.
Next time that happens, I will clear out the cache to see if that makes a difference - however, I cleared out the cach only two days ago for other reasons, so it should not have been the problem.
I just did a bit of googling and some other people have that same problem with Camino on an intermittent basis.
Bottom line seems to be flash and animated gif are causing this.
I turned off flash in Camino and things immediately went back to normal - only problem now is that many sites require flash to be turned on to see the full web page.
If the Real Memory is at 430MB - it is doing something quite intensive or has a major bug in terms of memory/CPU usage.
If you have not cleared your Camino related Caches I would highly recommend doing so as stated earlier.
Otherwise in Activity Monitor if you click on Camino and click "Sample Processes" (Can be added to the toolbar or found in View->Sample Process)
The data found in there *may* help us diagnose the issue here but would be of most use to the Camino developers in a bug report on https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/enter_b...product=Camino especially since Camino 2 is in Alpha and not ready for normal public consumption.
What plug-ins/scripts do you have enabled for Camino? Also check to see what pages are open as they may be related to Animated GIFs or Flash. If you have not upgraded to Flash 10 I would recommend to do so as it has some performance improvements over Flash 9.
EDIT: I see the last bit was already touched on in your previous post. The delay of writing a post.
Everything is back to normal now and I haven't really done anything.........not cleared any more caches other than the Camino cache which did nothing to alleviate the problem.
I did re-enable flash in Camino because a web site I needed to book a hotel room seem to need it. Flash is still enabled now when I took the screen shot of activity monitor.
I have no plug-ins or scripts enabled for anything, including Camino - I didn't even know that there were plug-ins for Camino.
I also usually don't have multiple web pages open and I don't use tabs.
Where do I check to see what version of flash I have?
And I assume the info in Sample processes Camino is only possibly useful when I do have the problem - it comes and goes at random it seems.
Currently activity monitor looks like this which I assume is normal:
ehMac seems to be really cpu intensive with Camino 1.5.1. I have been blaming it on the youtube links as they really seem to bog everything down. ehMac is also slow in Tiger with Camino 1.6.5 have not tried the latest version of Safari as yet as ehMac is slow enough without the banner ads and I really see no reason to add them into the mix.
Edit: yep ehMac is running at 75%-95%. Everything else down around 20%-40%. Did the sample bit and saw a lot of :
"1 Flash Enforce Local Security" entries
Do NOT Touch this computer!!! Touching this computer WILL cause irreversible brain damage.
It's Un-Canadian to oppose a warming trend.
WARNING: If you see links to ads in the above post, blame the cheesy ad-linking software used by the owners of this website. I do not endorse these links. Don't click on them.
Last edited by eMacMan; Dec 13th, 2008 at 11:37 PM.