[sylpheed:36787] Re: Sylpheed and high CPU usage in some folders

Stefan Vorkoetter stefan at capable.ca
Sat Apr 6 20:38:41 JST 2019

I've occasionally experienced high CPU usage as well. However, if I type "echo $GTK_MODULES" in the shell, it isn't set. Does setting it to blank have a different effect on GTK than not setting it at all?

On Sat, 6 Apr 2019 09:22:43 +0200
Antonio Ospite <ao2 at ao2.it> wrote:

> Ah I forgot to reply to this message, I did find the cause of the high
> CPU usage, it was cause by interaction with the gail and atk-bridge
> GTK modules.
> Details in https://sylpheed.sraoss.jp/redmine/issues/295#note-2
> In my case disabling the module, or unsetting the GTK_MODULES env
> variable, was a viable workaround:
> $ GTK_MODULES="" sylpheed
> I remembered about this when seeing some messages lately about
> sylpheed being unstable or unresponsive, however I am not sure if
> these are about the same issue I had.
> In general, gtk2 is aging and receiving less support by the gtk
> community, so eventually a move to newer version would be good, but
> I'd move the source code repository to git first to make it easier to
> experiment with refactoring things.
> Ciao,
>    Antonio
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Stefan Vorkoetter

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