Ivor O’Connor

June 24, 2009

The Gnome System Monitor Sucks

Filed under: Uncategorized — ioconnor @ 2:50 am

Sucks your CPU dry… By itself it will utilize 50% of your CPU resources. It’s incredibly wasteful. Here’s the test to prove it to yourself. Simply start it up and click the resources tab so you can see the cpu activity. It will probably show that close over 25% of each CPU is running. Perhaps even over 50% of both CPUs at times. Then click on the process tab. Nothing appears to be eating the CPU. Now click on all processes and you’ll see what’s going on.

Click back to the resource tab and start top. Check out the CPU activity and then kill the gnome system monitor while viewing top. Notice how the CPU utilization goes back down to 1 or 2%! You’d think they’d design a system monitor for gnome that doesn’t eat up half the system resources it is suppose to be monitoring!!!

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